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Old Market Square - March 2007

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.

Architects: Gustafson Porter - London













 

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^^ 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!
 

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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.
 

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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.

Good work Nottingham.
 

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^^ Waterfront Plaza isnt officially completed.....it was going to be my next post once they'd taken down all the scaffolding!:)
 

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Dont you think they did a great job with CTC Djianogly school (across from the forest)? It looks more like an international business hq than a school

This is the conversation of Hyson Green flats into "Luxury Apartments"....


 

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i see that fucker every day - the difference it has made to the appearance of the area is huge
 

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I see it every day, when i'm going to and from the forest recreation ground, to ASDA, and even to the hysongreen library. It looks impressive. This is what **** it used to be:



I'd be extremely happy if Victoria Centre flats were given this treatment.
 

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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.
 

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That picture is classic, beautiful Victorian (or sometime around then) houses, and then in the background a fugly 60's mess dominating the airspace.
 

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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)
 

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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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