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Newton Building at Nottingham Trent University

A Grade II* Listed Building in Nottingham, Nottingham

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Latitude: 52.9564 / 52°57'23"N

Longitude: -1.152 / 1°9'7"W

OS Eastings: 457063

OS Northings: 340228

OS Grid: SK570402

Mapcode National: GBR LNN.PB

Mapcode Global: WHDGS.8YNF

Plus Code: 9C4WXR4X+H5

Entry Name: Newton Building at Nottingham Trent University

Listing Date: 24 April 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323704

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469229

Location: Hyson Green and Arboretum, Nottingham, NG1

County: Nottingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Arboretum

Built-Up Area: Nottingham

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Nottingham St Peter with St James

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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646-1/14/10004 Newton Building at Nottingham Trent


University building, formerly Trent Polytechnic. Designed
1952. Built 1956-58. Designed by Cecil Howitt. Portland Stone
facing, expressed as a cladding by the alignment of both
vertical and horizontal joints. Flat roofs. Low block,
polygonal in plan, containing entrance and workshops,
surmounted at right-angles to the street by an eight-storey
slab. Stripped classical manner. Entrance block treated as
symmetrical composition with projecting centre with fluted
pilasters in antis. Vertical window to left and right each
with projecting metal grill. Five-light window to flanking
ranges. Slightly recessed glazed attic storey. Slab recessed
behind street facade with moulded vertical window to end
elevation. Broad flanks each have panel of vertical strip
windows with projecting masonry pilasters, flanked to either
side by panels with narrow horizontal windows. Delicate metal
framed single-glazed windows with margin glazing. INTERIOR
retains matching original staircase.
A good example of Cecil Howitt's later work, showing the
Modernist idea of the "slab and podium" translated into a
classical manner.

Listing NGR: SK5706340228

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