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New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

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Lyndon

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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSun Dec 31, 2017 2:08 pm

moyceyyy wrote:Do we know if the piling mat has been completed for this one?

Also, is there a twitter page i can follow for updates?


The developers are @Watkin_Jones , the architects are @RioArchitects

They haven't tweeted much about it yet as far as I can see.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSun Dec 31, 2017 2:21 pm

Lyndon wrote:
moyceyyy wrote:Do we know if the piling mat has been completed for this one?

Also, is there a twitter page i can follow for updates?


The developers are @Watkin_Jones , the architects are @RioArchitects

They haven't tweeted much about it yet as far as I can see.


Do you know who is leading construction?
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSun Dec 31, 2017 3:45 pm

I don't think work on the piling mat has started in earnest yet, the job of hoarding the site was quite a big one in itself and that took almost upto christmas. I'm hoping that we'll see more activity very early in jan.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSun Dec 31, 2017 5:41 pm

I noticed yesterday some large steel beams have been installed along the railway wall
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSun Dec 31, 2017 6:30 pm

halfnhalf wrote:will this super tall block have sprinklers in every room


Yes. In Wales sprinklers have been required by law in all new build and converted residential properties since January 2016. This includes in the words of the legislation "Rooms for residential purposes (other than in a hotel, hospital, prison or short stay leisure hostel)"
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSun Dec 31, 2017 9:10 pm

moyceyyy wrote:
Lyndon wrote:
moyceyyy wrote:Do we know if the piling mat has been completed for this one?

Also, is there a twitter page i can follow for updates?


The developers are @Watkin_Jones , the architects are @RioArchitects

They haven't tweeted much about it yet as far as I can see.


Do you know who is leading construction?


Watkin Jones are also a construction company, so I presume they're building it too.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostMon Jan 01, 2018 1:17 am

Lyndon wrote:
Watkin Jones are also a construction company, so I presume they're building it too.


Cheers mate
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostTue Jan 02, 2018 4:41 am

Ash wrote:
halfnhalf wrote:will this super tall block have sprinklers in every room


Yes. In Wales sprinklers have been required by law in all new build and converted residential properties since January 2016. This includes in the words of the legislation "Rooms for residential purposes (other than in a hotel, hospital, prison or short stay leisure hostel)"

Are you sure? I thought it was like England where student accommodation is not considered considered long-term. Look at this shameful testament to short-sitedness and profit over safety from 2011. Same developer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-14423380.

Thankfully that ridiculous decision was reversed following a bit of an outcry. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-14525485

What possible logical reasoning could there be for any exemptions anyway? Hotels, prisons, hospitals? You'd especially think students were more vulnerable. I understand that new legislation was in place in Wales and Scotland, but not sure whether student towers are still exempt.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostTue Jan 02, 2018 12:23 pm

Simon__200 wrote:Are you sure? I thought it was like England where student accommodation is not considered considered long-term. Look at this shameful testament to short-sitedness and profit over safety from 2011. Same developer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-14423380.


Yes, I'm sure.

The rules are here.

https://www.labc.co.uk/guidance/spotlight/mandatory-fire-suppression-wales-technical-guide

The rules exempt only "short stay leisure hostels" not other forms of hostel accomodation. Although the word isn't used much these days purpose built student blocks are classed as hostels.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

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