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IoE Number: 429350
Location: BUILDING D6 AT BOOTS FACTORY SITE, HUMBER ROAD SOUTH (off)
  BEESTON, BROXTOWE, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Photographer: Mr John Lewis
Date Photographed: 20 August 2007
Date listed: 14 April 1987
Date of last amendment: 17 June 1998
Grade I

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BEESTON AND STAPLEFORD SK 53 NW HUMBER ROAD SOUTH 2/26 D6 Building at Boots Factory Site 14.4.87 GV I Pharmaceutical factory for dry processes and packaging. 1938. By Sir E Owen Williams for the Boots Company. Reinforced concrete. External piers carrying roof beams, and supporting cantilever beams over storage areas and loading docks. Internal square and Y-form columns and continuous floor slabs. Flat roofs, and north light roofs with patent glazing. Deep projecting floor bands and cornice. Metal framed strip glazing casements. Single storey, 5 and 6 storeys. 18 bays long. Rectangular plan with cantilevered storage areas and loading docks on each long side. Asymmetrical south-west end has projecting central section with canted lift and stair tower, 6 storeys, flanked by single storey office suite with parapet. Canted central bay with slit casements, flanked by steps with 3 triangular aprons, and single doors with overlights. Beyond, single canted windows, and beyond again, 3 casements. Above, tower has on each floor 2 canted casements flanked by single casements. To left, set back bay. To right, cantilevered canopy over car park. South-east side has continuous loading dock with concrete fascia above. North-west side has, to left, 2 projecting hoist towers, each with a pair of set back flanking wings. INTEPIOR has entrance hall with 2 coved columns and deep faience dado. Stepped ceiling with flush bronze lights. Cantilevered concrete stairs around lift shaft. Small rectangular light well. HISTORICAL NOTE: this building is notable for the use of an external concrete frame to support both the roof and the cantilevered wings. A similar principal is used at Boots' Fire Station, on the same site, and at the Empire Pool, Wembley, 1936. See also City of Nottingham list.

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