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THE MARLBOROUGH, MAPPERLEY, NOTTS

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COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS HOUSING WINNER

This concrete-framed, four-storey apartment block occupies an elevated, brownfield site at Mapperley, to the north of Nottingham.Designed for client Braemore Properties by local architectural practice Marsh: Grochowski, it houses 24 two-bedroom apartments with car parking at ground level. Two entrances, each of which has its own lift and staircase, lead off a landscaped entrance courtyard that is at street level.

The clean lines of this white-rendered and glazed structure are complemented internally by a range of Sembla architectural ironmongery specified and supplied by Allgood. Chosen, according to architect Mike Askey, 'for its beauty', this includes aluminium lever and pull handles, 75 series cylinder locks, latches and bathroom locks.Allgood also supplied Sembla doorstops, overhead closers and more than 300 pairs of hinges.

The judges praised the 'consistently modern' selection of architectural ironmongery, which is well-suited, they said, 'to this sophisticated and imaginatively designed building - from the public areas to individual rooms, cupboard and draw pulls'. They also commented on the strong attention to security and fire protection that was evident from the initial planning stages onwards, and the 'wellconsidered public, common and private arrangements'.

Architect Marsh: Grochowski Architectural ironmonger Allgood

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