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3 hours ago, prince al said:

Has this debacle ever happened before in Sheffield?

There was the Sevenstone farce.

 

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/developer-pulls-out-of-sevenstones-scheme

And this is a good read:

 

Sheffield: A city locked in a drawn-out retail battle
Undelivered city centre schemes and attempts to block out-of-town developments are hampering Sheffield’s regeneration

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/sheffield-a-city-locked-in-a-drawn-out-retail-battle

Edited by alchresearch

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14 hours ago, kaytie said:

Omnishambles!   I read that it wasn't realised that the site used to be a reservoir!   Ffs I can recall that it was a reservoir when I was a little kid!

 

 

Of course they knew it was. They just ignored it. Another contractor told them not to build there, but they went with a cheaper rival who said "no problem".

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There’s another big hole on the other side of Northumberland Rd that has been subject to attempted development that was abandoned. There’s often a good reason why high value land hasn’t been built on.

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9 hours ago, alchresearch said:

There was the Sevenstone farce.

 

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/developer-pulls-out-of-sevenstones-scheme

And this is a good read:

 

Sheffield: A city locked in a drawn-out retail battle
Undelivered city centre schemes and attempts to block out-of-town developments are hampering Sheffield’s regeneration

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/sheffield-a-city-locked-in-a-drawn-out-retail-battle

A lot has happened in the seven years these articles were written. Some has been complete with much more in various stages of constructions.

This thread is about a private construction gone wrong.

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9 hours ago, nightrider said:

Of course they knew it was. They just ignored it. Another contractor told them not to build there, but they went with a cheaper rival who said "no problem".

Typical penny-pinching Sheffielders 🤣

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On 08/09/2020 at 19:52, kaytie said:

Omnishambles!   I read that it wasn't realised that the site used to be a reservoir!   Ffs I can recall that it was a reservoir when I was a little kid!

 

 

Of course they knew there was a reservoir there... Their issue relates to not properly designing for that fact.

 

 

On 09/09/2020 at 00:17, AlexHudson39 said:

A setback, but nothing more. This will be a great new addition for Sheffield Uni and the design is very elegant. 

 

 

I've no doubt the issues will be resolved and in a decade or mores time people will have largely forgotten about this, but to refer to this as nothing more than a setback is a truly heroic stretch of positive thinking! Getting this far in to the build of quite a large building only to discover someone has screwed up so badly that it needs to be taken down again - that is quite a major setback. Even if the extra construction costs are covered somehow by insurance, the University are still going to suffer by way of this facility being probably 6-12 months behind schedule now?

 

 

On 09/09/2020 at 09:50, alchresearch said:

There was the Sevenstone farce.

 

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/developer-pulls-out-of-sevenstones-scheme

And this is a good read:

 

Sheffield: A city locked in a drawn-out retail battle
Undelivered city centre schemes and attempts to block out-of-town developments are hampering Sheffield’s regeneration

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/sheffield-a-city-locked-in-a-drawn-out-retail-battle

This is about a private-developer scheme that hasn't been properly engineered/designed and so needs to be partly or fully taken down. How does that relate to the retail quarter situation?

 

 

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We are not alone ,that glittering city across the hills is also taking down abrand new  block of apartments as they are also unsound

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21 hours ago, butlers said:

We are not alone ,that glittering city across the hills is also taking down abrand new  block of apartments as they are also unsound

which proves the 'only happens here' stuff is codswallop.....

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