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Re: Central Square

PostWed Jul 26, 2017 1:00 pm

I don't think its cladding: I think its concrete.
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Re: Central Square

PostWed Jul 26, 2017 1:01 pm

sebcity wrote:I'm really beginning to worry about the exterior of this BBC building. That cladding really does look awful so far. Shame as I've been impressed with everything else I've seen in central square so far!

I think it looks ok. one man's meat etc etc
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Re: Central Square

PostWed Jul 26, 2017 1:03 pm

RandomComment wrote:I don't think its cladding: I think its concrete.

It is a form of cladding placed over the concrete cores, which are in the corners :?
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Re: Central Square

PostWed Jul 26, 2017 1:07 pm

Shminky Binky wrote:
RandomComment wrote:I don't think its cladding: I think its concrete.

It is a form of cladding placed over the concrete cores, which are in the corners :?


Exactly, and it looks ghastly. Partially I think its because of the gaps in the panels. The renders before showed a shiny dark silver / grey effect which looked far nicer!

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But it definitely does look more like this:

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So best guess say's it's going to look just like it does now. It'll be looking very dirty after a few years!
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Re: Central Square

PostWed Jul 26, 2017 1:41 pm

isn't southgate house clad in a form of concrete?
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Re: Central Square

PostWed Jul 26, 2017 2:11 pm

The cladding is made of stone. I personally think it looks great. It obviously isn't going to look fantastic in low light, but in direct sunlight it does have a reflective quality like the image you've posted. It's also worth keeping in mind that it's nowhere near finished, and certain aspects of the design have me believing this building will look greater than the sum of its parts, so to speak.
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Re: Central Square

PostTue Aug 08, 2017 10:35 am

Expect an announcement regarding HMRC at Central Square very soon ;)
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Re: Central Square

PostTue Aug 08, 2017 11:00 am

Adar Glas wrote:Expect an announcement regarding HMRC at Central Square very soon ;)


Sounds positive but... how soon! Also with the area newly hoarded off it looks like work is underway so I'm intrigued whether this is confirmation that work is underway? maybe confirmation of a date that St Davids house will bite the dust? new 35 storey tower to replace the 12 storeys planned!!!? :o

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Re: Central Square

PostTue Aug 08, 2017 12:19 pm



This doesn't tell us anything we don't already know though? Thought HMRC moving in was dead cert.
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