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Podium building JLP01_10_06299 Featured 6 Apr 2022 Image

Podium building JLP01_10_06299

WD AND HO WILLS, WHITCHURCH LANE, CITY OF BRISTOL. The podium building, bridging the artificial lake, and the office block above it at the Wills tobacco factory at Hartcliffe, Bristol.
Both the office building and the factory itself were constructed from Cor-Ten steel frames, Cor-Ten steel was pre-weathered to produce a russet brown patina which would in theory harmonise with the landscaping. The use of Cor-Ten steel for the bold exposed frame of the office building is given as one of the principal justifications awarding it Grade II listed status in May 2000. The building was converted into flats in around 2007 whilst the factory itself had been demolished in 1999.
The podium building that the office block sits above housed various amenities for the factory employees, shops, restaurants and even a cinema. This was in response to a survey that Wills undertook and to compensate for the out of town location of the new factory compared to the Southville and Bedminster sites that it replaced

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Victoria Park Estate JLP01_08_078248 Featured 6 Apr 2022 Image

Victoria Park Estate JLP01_08_078248

Victoria Park Estate, Macclesfield, Cheshire East. Three girls standing beside a stone wall, looking towards flats in the distance at the Victoria Park development, built using the 12M Jespersen system.
In 1963, John Laing and Son Ltd bought the rights to the Danish industrialised building system for flats known as Jespersen (sometimes referred to as Jesperson). The company built factories in Scotland, Hampshire and Lancashire producing Jespersen prefabricated parts and precast concrete panels, allowing the building of housing to be rationalised, saving time and money. The Victoria Park development in Macclesfield, lying between the park and the centre of town, was built by Laing in two phases using the 12M Jespersen system. Providing around 500 flats, the design consisted of thirteen interlinked blocks forming a series of courts with landscaped gardens. The first phase was completed in 1968 with the second phase started in the same year. This photograph was published in June 1968 in Laing's monthly newsletter Team Spirit'

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