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Description: Building D10 at Boots Factory Site
Date Listed: 28 January 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 429348
OS Grid Reference: SK5438436606
OS Grid Coordinates: 454384, 336606
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9241, -1.1925
SK 53 NW BEESTON AND STAPLEFORD (off) HUMBER ROAD
2/25 Building D10 at
Boots Factory Site
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
Listing NGR: SK5438436606
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Source: English Heritage
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