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Fairhurst Design Office Patchwork In Nottingham

Standing at a planned 38 metres tall is the newest design for the former Odeon Cinema on Angel Row in Nottingham.

Called NG One and named after the local postcode, the building features a 4 to 11 storey profile with ground floor and first floor retail units plus basement parking and is the latest plans for the site after proposals for an 14 floor hotel by CPMG Architects ground to a halt last year following local opposition.

It's been designed by Manchester based firm, Fairhursts Design Group. They have planned a distinctive mishmash of cladding that combines into an animated patchwork effect plus a gentle tapering wall on one side and cantilevered top floor above it with views that should impress any executive eager to show-off.

NG One is a big step up from the current towers that litter Maid Marian Way, the former business centre of Nottingham that has slid into gradual decay since the sixties.

It's one of the most notorious streets in the whole of the United Kingdom when it comes to a concentration of poor quality Brutalist structures and a new landmark office development could be exactly what the area requires to breathe some much needed life into it after the gradual flight of occupiers to more attractive places.

Developer Moore Herbert & Moore is already rumoured to have snapped up a client to occupy the 10,000 square metre office element of the building, thought to be E.on who are already located in the city and have been tied with several other proposed developments in the recent past including Chek Whyte's Lower Parliament Street plans.

It's not an open shut case on whether the proposals will make it through the planning system with vocal opposition from Nottingham's Civic Society concerned about the effect it could have in rising above the skyline although compared to other English core cities, 38 metres for a major new office building is modest and the design is certainly comparable to what is accepted elsewhere.

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