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Cliff Ton    5,717

The Guildhall on Burton Street (along with the nearby Police and Fire HQs) are all either empty or soon-to-be. Whether they become offices or restaurants or student accommodation remains to be seen.

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I’ve never been in the Guildhall - and it’s been disused for a while - and these were taken holding a camera to the front windows. This is the entrance hall and seems to be well maintained. The panel on the left lists all the Sheriffs of Nottingham.

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Further across the room another panel lists the past Lord Mayors.

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...and this is a close-up of it.

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catfan    9,201

I'll put my money on more student accomadation !

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....    11

I'll make a stab at some conference facilities for Nottingham Trent University either in that building or the plot behind it on Shakespeare Street.

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NewBasfordlad    2,584

Last time I went there it was to be fined for doing a naughty on me Franny Barnet. Can't remember what it was but it could NOT have been speeding .............

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Bubblewrap    3,660

I'll put my money on more student accomadation !

No a upmarket WETHERSPOONS :)

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LizzieM    5,005

Why not move Nottingham City Council into the building which would then allow Loxley House to be turned into the student accommodation that is the norm for all empty buildings in the city.

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Blondie    1,351

My Aunty Grace Roberts was sheriff of Nottingham 1976/77.........she died in 2009 almost 100 years old.....

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LizzieM    5,005

I think Bilbraborn's Grandad's name is on that board

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We had an Uncle Percy..wonder if he was related to my Mother..Holland of funfair notoriety?

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Lumee!...mind you that's the Money Side of the family.

I wonder if that is Hickling from Pentecost factory?

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catfan    9,201

'71-'72........My old Doctor !

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Blondie    1,351

Who was your old doctor ?

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catfan    9,201

Dr Ernest Want.

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radfordred    2,535

Might have been easier just to flatten it?

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19th October 2016 Press Release 

Nottingham City Council has agreed the sale of the Guildhall site to a developer, paving the way for its £110m development.

The 1.4 acre Guildhall site, on Burton Street, has been sold to Miller Birch, the council’s preferred bidder to redevelop the site. Their proposals are to build a new 410,000sq ft development including Grade A offices, student accommodation, conferencing facilities, and to extend and refurbish the Guildhall as a four-star hotel.

Developing the Guildhall site is part of the strategic regeneration activity underway across the city to build a better Nottingham, including the building and development of high quality office spaces like BioCity, retail opportunities with the new Broadmarsh area, transport links like the new eco expressway and high quality new homes, such as those just opened at Trent Basin.

The Guildhall previously housed Nottingham’s central police and fire services, which have since moved to Byron House on Maid Marian Way and a purpose built station on London Road respectively.

The purchase of the site will allow Miller Birch to begin looking for tenants prior to development of the space, however they hope to be on site in 2018 to start some works, which Miller Birch says will be one of the largest developments ever seen in Nottingham.

The building had previously been a criminal and magistrates court up to 1995, and it was revealed recently that there is an extensive network of caves under the building

Councillor Graham Chapman, Deputy Leader of the City Council, said: “The Guildhall site is a unique one with a lot of history. I’m delighted Miller Birch are committed to providing a quality development the site deserves.

“The sale of the Guildhall site means more businesses, visitors and jobs will come to the city through the development of this site. The plans from Miller Birch are a good example of our plan to grow the city and we’re looking forward to seeing their development of the Guildhall progressing now.”

Peter Gadsby, chairman of Miller Birch, said: “We are delighted to have signed the agreement with Nottingham City Council to purchase this major landmark city centre site.

“We now look forward to progressing our plans and to work with the occupiers to deliver an iconic building befitting such an important prime city centre site.

“Miller Birch delivered the adjacent Trinity House, a £30m office building for Eon for its UK retail headquarters and are active on ng2, the most successful business park in the East Midlands.” “We are excited about redeveloping such an important part of Nottingham”.

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catfan    9,201

Yet more student flats !  sigh.

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FLY2    7,449

Another beautiful building to probably disappear from our fair city.

Well well. On the lunchtime mews, the City Council finally agreed that the market square is drab, dismal and uninviting.

Well they were responsible for it. Now, they think it would be better as it was previously. Idiocy in the extreme !

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Cliff Ton    5,717
15 minutes ago, FLY2 said:

On the lunchtime mews, the City Council finally agreed that the market square is drab, dismal and uninviting.

 

Surely not.

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FLY2    7,449

Completely and utterly featureless. It's reminiscent of Albania,  and other dreary Eastern European cities in the 60's !

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catfan    9,201

#21.

Hang on a minute FLY, NCC "only" wasted £6.1 million on that project, peanuts compared to the cycle superhighway, pedestrianised city streets (Station Street) for one. Don't forget their flagship white elephant "Baby" the dreaded "Slug", only £300 million.................so far !

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FLY2    7,449

I agree entirely Catfan. You're preaching to the converted you know. 

From Collins down to the litter pickers, I wouldn't trust em to assemble the two pieces of a bleddy matchbox ! 

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