Summary: Re-development of city's central public space. Levelling and expansion of the square to provide for major events, installation of new water feature, lighting, planting and seating. Listed features retained.
^^ Very impressed with how this has turned out. I wasn't a fan of this design when I originally saw the plans and I couldn't understand why the council picked it, but I'm sorry I doubted them now. Subtle and classy, with very high quality materials. Not only that but it is a much more usable space and more open. It looks twice the size of the old square - it's huge!
Does anyone have any pictures of the old square? I know it wasn't long ago but I never really used to go into the city much; all I can remember is it being a large concrete mess with some fountains and flower beds.
Looks fantastic! I love the traditional european large open squares with minimal clutter, really impressive, especially when surrounded by quality architecture and a main feature building as seen there.
Yeah I see it every day too... I live in Basford but my businesses warehouse is in Radford. The old one used to look terrible... I wish they'd do something similar with victoria flats because I can in a million years see them knocking that down.
The apartments we're in the post today, and they're terrible. It dosnt look as if they've knocked any walls in inside, they've just made the original rooms look a little bit nicer. They are demanding £450 a month in rent for a 1 bed apartment, they are no way near as nice as those ones in the Hinkley Building in town (for the same price)
Im glad they kept Braidwood Court. I liked the grittiness of it before and how bad it looked. It kind of gave it more character in a weird way.
The refurb is pretty impressive as far as tower blocks go.
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