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Report - Hallam Towers - Sheffield - Mar - 15

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by ledgehammer, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. ledgehammer

    ledgehammer 28DL Regular User
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    Saw a report on this place and wanted to check it out.

    spot of daytime reccie, then came back at night. Probably the most amusing access I can think of!

    this place boasts amazing views, well worth a visit...

    Its hard to fathom exactly how a building as big as this and with the history it has to be stood empty for 9 years, heres a bit of info from wiki...

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    Designed by Nelson Foley of the Trust House Architectural Department, construction started in 1963 at a cost of £1 million. The Hallam Tower Hotel, owned by Trust Houses Group Ltd, opened on 24 March 1965[1] and at opening boasted 136 bedrooms over its eleven stories, employed nearly 150 staff members and covered a three and a half acre site.[

    By 1986 the building was known as the Hallam Tower Post House Hotel and a year later was subject to a £750,000 refurbishment which also saw the opening of the gym.

    The hotel later became known as the Forte Crest Sheffield and the Posthouse Sheffield. In 2001, the hotel became the Holiday Inn Sheffield West.

    The hotel eventually closed, along with the attached Spirit Health Club, on 18 April 2004, with some staff transferring to the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria in central Sheffield. The building was sold to development company Hallam Grange Ltd. for £6.3 million later in 2004.

    Since its closure the building has stood empty, although planning permission was granted in 2009 for a redevelopment of the tower into residential units, as part of a wider redevelopment which would create 132 residential units on the site.[12] Hallam Grange and their architects', Sheffield-based Axis Architecture, had been working on the scheme for three years, with the granted scheme being of smaller bulk and different layout to that originally proposed.

    In September 2013, Hallam Grange placed the building on the market for sale with the Sheffield residential development office of Knight Frank.

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    Re: Hallam Towers - Mar - 15

    Personally I'd delete the non rooftop views mate as they don't do anything for the post IMO And maybe add some more skyline shots if you have anymore decent ones ?
     
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    Re: Hallam Towers - Mar - 15

    good effort. As said above...quality is usually better than quantity. Also you should remember to add the location in the title. I.E. Sheffield
     
  4. ledgehammer

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    Re: Hallam Towers - Mar - 15

    cheers for comments,

    I dont have anymore, may see about the others and post in future

    can you edit the title?

    best...
     
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    Re: Hallam Towers - Mar - 15

    if you go to edit post then advanced you can still edit your post up till 24 hours after the original post mate
     
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    sweeeeeet :-)
     
  7. Andrejuan

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    Great to see this one, some terrific shots there matey. I live close to the place so drive past most days.
     
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