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Report - Dalton Tower, Aston University, Birmingham - Jan 2011

TranKmasT

MOP cutout specialist
Regular User
#1
FFS, it was only built in the 70s. What a waste of resources.To be replaced with something equally monstrous.

RANT OVER!

We didn't have time explore the foyer but the it 406 rooms looked equally dull and pristine. My first "High Stuff" report. Thanks to Donebythehands for asking me along.
On April 5, 2007, Aston University submitted a planning application for demolition of the three 1970s towers and to replace them with new student accommodation blocks as well as apartments for tutors, retail units and administrative offices. On July 5, 2007, the application was approved and work commenced in January 2008 on phase 1. This is due for completion in 2010 and will consist of two blocks of student accommodation and a car park to the rear. There is also a new artificial sports pitch with another car park beneath. The demolition of the existing towers will take place for phases 2 and 3.[40] The entire scheme is due for completion in 2014. Upon completion there will be 2,345 bedrooms in the development alone, with 650 more rooms provided at other halls such as Lakeside. All the new accommodation is to be en-suite but rooms/flats will be differentiated in terms of size and facilities in-order to provide students with a range of different priced rooms. The Aston Student Village project will cost an estimated £215 million.[41] Phase 1 is costing £57 million. Start on site date was 30/10/2008 and opened in September 2010 ready for the new term. Phase 1 buildings consist of two sections at a max height of 18 storeys with 7 and 5 ensuite bedroom apartments sharing a spacious kitchen.
Dalton Tower (406 Rooms)
Dalton Tower is one of three high rise residences and is located in the middle of the campus adjacent to the library. It has twenty floors with three separate flats on each floor. Each flat consists of seven single study bedrooms, a kitchen, and bathroom, which is shared between the occupants. The bathroom has a bath/shower, washbasin, and toilet. Each study bedroom has its own washbasin.


Stafford Tower (355 Rooms)
Stafford Tower is located on the outer edge of the campus overlooking the city centre. It has twenty floors, with two flats per floor, each with nine single study bedrooms sharing a kitchen and bathroom. There is a large communal bathroom for each floor with washbasins, showers, and toilets located in the middle of the building. Each single study bedroom has its own washbasin.


Lawrence Tower (342 Rooms)
Lawrence Tower is situated in the centre of the residential complex and consists of twenty floors. Flats with six single study bedrooms share a kitchen and bathroom with bath/shower, also toilets and washbasins. Flats with twelve single study bedrooms share a kitchen and bathroom with showers washbasins and toilets. Each single study bedroom has its own washbasin.

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3)We came across some files of tennants. I've obscured their faces for legal reasons. ;)
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COMING SOON LICHFIELD MALTINGS!
 

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