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Entrance wise...they don't seem that badly placed to me... maybe you guys arent spotting entrances because most of them are all boarded up with colourful adds.
Well, that may well be the case. I'm trying hard to find the entrance in any of the last three pictures... Maybe it's in that glass Debenhams bit???

My point is more, even in a building as ghastly as Nottingham's Victoria Centre, the Milton Street/Mansfield Road and Parliament Street facades have shops at ground level - the building is permeable and you can interact with it as a pedestrian, even if it's just to look in the windows. Compare that to the awful Glasshouse Street facade, or Collin Street for Broadmarsh. They are just blank facades. The brick built bit of that new centre is just dead to the passer-by (even if a strolling passer-by can make it over that road). It's like building a modern day Collin Street and that, to me, is pretty unforegiveable.

Meanwhile, the first picture is just awful. What the **** weer they thinking there???
 

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Exactly, that shopping centre in Nottingham looks good - its far more open to the surrounding area with new streets, vistas and squares, i'd still like to see some mixed use residential integrated with these shopping centres though - i think it would make the world of difference.
Yes, the Broadmarsh extension was originally planned to contain a nightclub and a cinema. The cinema plans were dropped pretty early. Big new nightclubs in Nottingham are now also very much out of favour with the planners and police. That does leave just shops, shops and more shops.
 

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Well, that may well be the case. I'm trying hard to find the entrance in any of the last three pictures... Maybe it's in that glass Debenhams bit???
On the debenhams bit the entrance is right where that crane is... where the brick building meets the glass one...

Guys.. its only the building in the last picture (the brick building) that has no shops at ground level. Everywhere else in the centre has shops, windowfronts, etc all on ground level. Its just There all boarded up, or haven't had shop front installed yet or just have temp white windows... its not finished yet guys... design wise its not amazing but it does (from what I saw) allow people to engage and interact with the centre at street level.

Meanwhile, the first picture is just awful. What the **** weer they thinking there???
I keep looking at it thinking the same thing??? Thats where the old centre meets the new one (which explains why it is so low)..but that grey box?? I really don't understand this...

Yes, the Broadmarsh extension was originally planned to contain a nightclub and a cinema. The cinema plans were dropped pretty early. Big new nightclubs in Nottingham are now also very much out of favour with the planners and police. That does leave just shops, shops and more shops.
I never new that? Councillors are even shady about letting the redevelopment of the Works contain a small night club (its going to be split into 4 units, restaurant gyms and some more stuff).
 

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stop calling it "westfield"! it's so corporate it's cringeworthy.

the eagle centre in derby looks absolutely shocking. i am taken aback at the sight of those photos, dan. is this the same westfield doing broadmarsh? god i hope not. (i know it is really).

nothing positive to say about that at all - it's really, really grim. total lack of thought in the design, with no respect for the public, pedestrians, or the city of Derby itself. i pretty much never go to Derby, but when i do, i'll gob on the new eagle centre. that's about all it looks good for. makes you wonder if Westfield are aware of how awful Collin Street/ Broadmarsh really is....
 

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When I was at uni I was seeing a girl from Derby.. She tried to tell me Derby is better than Leeds.. I laughed at her then... and I laugh at her now.. ha.
 

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Derby Pics Post

Hi all,
Super Derby here (aka Chris) been reading Skyscraper for months now and decided to finally sign up and get posting. I will be posting in here alot as I have lived in Derby all my life and always have been intrested in the city's new developments and
in the city's history as well.
I've got thousands of pics of the city many of which I shall share on here.
Anyway heres a few pics to get you started.

Derby Uni being reglazed (Jan 09) and snowy Derby (last Monday)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261531888/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261532006/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261532136/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260704751/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260704311/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260702465/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260702553/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260702703/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260702843/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261530470/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261530624/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261530762/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260703323/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260703421/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260703549/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261531314/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260703825/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260703991/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260701589/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261529144/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260701799/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261529360/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260701995/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261529678/

Whilst in Alvaston Stocker Flats are being demolished (last Tuesday)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3261529574/

and if that wasn't enough

Preparations for new paving in Market Place have begun
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260704129/

and a couple of Riverlights (taken last Monday)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260702703/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3260702843/

Hope you like the pics will post more pics soon.
Cheers.
Super Derby.

ps pics are only small as trying to post as many pics as possible
without going over flickr monthly limit lol.

Get posting your Derby pics, past and present now:):):):):):):)
 

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