Nottingham Trent University
Shakespeare Street is being transformed
by this huge development on it's north side. Gone are all the old
(And the not so old), low rise buildings and in their place high rise
blocks are now taking shape that stretch from Dryden Street to Peel
Street. I had not visited the area for quite a while and the scale of
this development and the speed with which it has sprung up completely took
me by surprise.
The development replaces what was known as Byron House and has been designed by Nottingham based architects Church Lucas. The main contractor is Vinci Construction UK Limited who at the present time appear to be doing very well with several other projects in the city.
The new complex will provide a new student facility including student union accommodation; cafe and lounge; venue space and bar; sports hall; exercise and fitness studios and retail over three floors, plus erection of student accommodation comprising 559 rooms in four blocks ranging from four to nine floors above student facility including a management suite, launderette, two warden flats and 146 cycle spaces.
When complete this project will further enhance the identity of Nottingham Trent University and allow it to more firmly make its mark in the city.
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|The pictures immediately below were all taken on the 15th April 2013. At that time the buildings appeared to be substantially complete and some were in use. Paving in Shakespeare Street was still in progress.|
|The pictures immediately below were all taken on the 27th September 2013|
|The pictures immediately below were all taken on the 18th June 2013|
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