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IoE Number: 429348
Photographer: Mr John Lewis
Date Photographed: 20 August 2007
Date listed: 28 January 1971
Date of last amendment: 28 January 1971
Grade I

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SK 53 NWBEESTON AND STAPLEFORD (off) HUMBER ROADSOUTH2/25Building D10 atBoots Factory Site

SK 53 NW BEESTON AND STAPLEFORD (off) HUMBER ROAD SOUTH 2/25 Building D10 at Boots Factory Site 28.1.71 G.V. I Pharmaceutical factory for wet processes. 1932. By Sir E Owen Williams for The Boots Company. Reinforced concrete. Flat and multi-pitch concrete roofs with inset glass discs. Canted square mushroom columns carrying continuous floor slabs. Cantilevers supported by whalebacked beams. Deep splayed cornices and eaves. 2, 4 and 5 storeys. 5 bays long. Rectangular plan with cantilevered loading dock on each long side. Curtain walls have continuous metal framed glazing, that to west with sunblinds. West end has central 5 storey section curtaining lift towers and doors. Each side has 5 lift lift and stair enclosures , those to south east with hipped glazed roofs. North side has metal and glazed concrete canopies. Interior has mulit-flight concrete stair cantilevered from west end lift towers. 3 full height light wells with canted corners, that to east rectangular. 4 galleries around each well. Glazed roof with concrete purlins and steel latrice girders. This building is noteworthy for the innovative use of structural reinforced concrete and glass cladding. It is the earliest use of such a structural system in a large scale industrial building in England. The building was designed to be extensible in stages. See also City of Nottingham List.

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