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Report - Guy Birkin Lace, Nottimgham, September 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by crusader, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. crusader

    crusader 28DL New Member
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    Evening everyone.

    Firstly, it was great to meet everyone at the Nottingham meet up, hope to bump into you all again sometime.

    Anyway, on with the report:

    History:

    The Birkin family were renowned lace manufacturers in Nottingham and also had a premises on Broadway in the Lace Market.

    The company vacated the three-storey White House on Beech Avenue a number of years ago and the factory building was then used as offices. It had been on the market "for some time".

    An application to transform the site into 48 apartments was lodged by Nottingham-based Zenith Planning and Design on behalf of White House Ltd in April 2014.

    It was granted approval by Nottingham City Council planners earlier this week (24 September 2015).

    Each floor will comprise 14 two-bed flats, along with six one-bed apartments. Each unit will also have a mezzanine floor.

    Links:
    http://www.nottinghampost.com/bygones-lace-dynasty-nottingham/story-12176136-detail/story.html
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11167752
    (Sounds like it's sadly a dying trade)

    Photos:

    As you can see, the building is in very poor condition and is completely stripped out:

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    This bit was sealed- the plaque by the door said it was part of Framework, the homelessness charity, although I'm not sure what for..

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    Lonely chair shot:

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    View from the top:
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    An exterior:

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    I could hear running water down this corridor, possibly a sign of part of it being in use?

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    Anyway that's all from me- I spotted a skip around the back, I'm guessing this place will be gone fairly soon.
     
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  2. stranton

    stranton subterranean explorer
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    nice stuff, :thumb
    thinking about visiting while in Nottingham last week.
     
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  3. crusader

    crusader 28DL New Member
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    Thanks, I'll be hopefully doing some more stuff in the area sometime.
     
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  4. The Wombat

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    Good stuff :thumb
    And nice to meet you at last :)
     
  5. Rob

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    Guy Birkin factory burned down this morning.
     
  6. Just_passing

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    Oh damn, I was going to visit when I'm in Notts in 2 weeks :/ Guess I'll find something else to do
     
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