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Hawkins Browns Victorian Block

Hawkins\Brown has had this 14 floor proposal approved in city of Coventry in the West Midlands of England for developer, the Langton Partnership.

The scheme called the Victoria Building features 13 storeys of apartments, 139 in total, standing above 940 square metres of ground floor retail. There will also be 122 parking spaces for cars whilst the fourth floor will have a large roof terrace for residents to enjoy.

Standing on a relatively large footprint of 1,440 square metres on the corners of Corporation Street and Rover Road, the proposal redefining the word block in a literal manner. The design is dominated by vertical bands of brick, glazing and areas with inset balconies cut into the sides of the building creating a feeling of depth.

The pattering of the vertical elements changes every two floors creating a squatter appearance than 14 regularly marked floors would by halving them visually.

Clad predominantly in a mixture of patterned and glazed red bricks with recessed aluminum framed windows standing behind them, it is topped by a stepped back penthouse level complete with fins and light blue render for colouring, a trick that will reduce the impact of the upper floor on the skyline from a distance.

Having been approved by Coventry City Council in earlier in 2007, the site has now been cleared so that the scheme can progress although there is no publicly announced construction date as yet.

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The Victoria Building

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Victoria Building, Coventry
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