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Report - The Guildhall, Police and Central Fire Station, Nottingham - Feb 2019


jsp77

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History

Nottingham Guildhall was built in 1887 to 1888 to replace the previous Nottingham Guildhall. Following a competition with Alfred Waterhouse as the judge, the French Renaissance Revival design by the architects Thomas Verity and George Henry Hunt was chosen. Garbutts of Liverpool were chosen as contractors much to the annoyance of local building companies.

The initial estimate for the building was £128,416 (equivalent to £12,704,307 in 2018), and immediately the council asked Verity and Hunt to simplify the design. The building as erected contained the Police (magistrates') Court. the Central Police Station and the new Fire Station.​

The building was erected in Darley Dale ashlar and brick, with Westmorland slate roofs for a cost of £65,000 (equivalent to £7,112,107 in 2018).

In 1996, all magistrates were moved to the new Nottingham Magistrates Court building.

Between 1996 and 2010 the Guildhall was occupied by Nottingham City Council until 2010 when the Council left for new modern offices at Loxley House. The Council aims to sell-off the building, ideally to be converted into a luxury hotel


Visited with PV71​


The Guildhall and Courts

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Below Court 1

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Above a view from the balcony, Below court 2

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Below a view of court 2

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Above, you have to have a bog shot. Below a look at the cells.

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to be continued

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Ferox

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Absolutely cracking that mate. Really like the cells and them staircases :cool::thumb
 

obscurity

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lovely write up and photos there. Nice one :thumb
 

Brewtal

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Beautiful @jsp77! Those detail shots with the writing on the end of the benches are lovely! Great report mate, kicking myself for not joining you guys for this one haha!
 

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