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IoE Number: 457273
Location: D10 BUILDING AT BOOTS FACTORY SITE, THAT PART IN NOTTINGHAM CIVIL PARISH, HUMBER ROAD SOUTH (east off)
  NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Photographer: Dr Eric Ritchie
Date Photographed: 28 June 2006
Date listed: 28 January 1971
Date of last amendment: 28 January 1971
Grade I

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NOTTINGHAMSK53NWHUMBER ROAD SOUTH646-1/6/296(East side (off))

NOTTINGHAM SK53NW HUMBER ROAD SOUTH 646-1/6/296 (East side (off)) 28/01/71 D10 building at Boots Factory site, that part in Nottingham CP GV 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 a central section, 5 storeys, curtaining the lift towers and doors. Each side has 5 lift and stair enclosures, those to the south east with hipped glazed roofs. North side has metal and glazed concrete canopies. INTERIOR has multi-flight concrete stair cantilevered from the west end lift towers. 3 full height light wells with canted corners, that to east rectangular. 4 galleries around each long side. This glazed roof 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 Beeston List, Broxtowe District, Nottinghamshire.

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