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Report - Canal Street Apartments - Nottingham - Dec 2011

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by MJS, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. MJS

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    A good mooch on the way home from another site... Myself, Geovdub, Fowle and Clough were on our way home and decided to see what Nottingham had to offer in terms of rooftops. I saw a beasty tower crane that tickled my fancy, until the boys reminded about the amount of ice that was forming that night! A short drive round and it didn't take long to spot this place.

    CANAL STREET APARTMENTS

    Info: The £40M development was due for completion in 2009, The architects for the development are Levitate of London and the principle contractors for the scheme were originally the long established local firm of Thomas Fish & Sons. Back in April 2008 it was announced that the firm, established almost 200 years ago in 1811 had fallen victim to the credit crunch and bad debts, and was forced to call in the administrators. Almost immediately following the announcement, local entrepreneur & businessman Mr. Chek Whyte, head of the Chek Whyte Industries Group, purchased the company for £500,000 and he continued with the project still trading under the old Thomas Fish name. Progress then advanced at a very considerable pace until about July 2009 when it was announced that Mr. Check Whyte had himself become a victim of the credit crunch and stagnation of the property market, and that he was facing personal bankruptcy with debts of some £30 Million!!

    (Source: http://www.nottingham21.co.uk/build_south_reef_thumbnail.htm)


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    Great night, lollingtons all round as ever. Thanks for looking​
     

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