CBP Architects has been working very closely with our client, Kevin Hard of Stagfield, to produce a ‘Statement Building’ on Trent Boulevard and the requirement was for a contemporary structure using modern construction methods and materials rather than traditional brickwork. We were encouraged and motivated by this brief and the result is a very different style of architecture but maintaining the street scene and using some modern versions of copper and lead materials. We have liaised with the Rushcliffe Planning Officers throughout the process and they were exceptionally supportive and co-operative, fully recognising that Trent Boulevard needed a visual break on what is a rather long and unvarying street-scene. It would have been a comparatively easy path for us as CBP to simply cut and paste what is already there so that the new development would have been a pastiche, imitation and copy of what was being designed over a hundred years ago. We did not believe that this is the path to take and our building reflects modern structure, construction, use of materials and current building regulations.
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