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  • The Arts Tower has been the tallest university building in the U.K since it was opened in 1965.
  • Contary to common belief the building actually has 21 floors above ground. Two of these are plant floors concealed in the crown.
  • The Arts Tower is supposedly a half scale copy of the Seagram Building, albeit one that lacks bronze glazing and air conditioning.
  • Rumour has it that since it was completed it has sunk half a foot in height and is gradually sliding down-hill although there is little actual evidence of this from recent surveys into the state of the tower.
  • When fully occupied the Arts Tower has an average building population of 2,472.

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07-01-2009 > Arts Tower Gears Up For Makeover

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Architect
Gollins, Melvin and Ward Partnership
Developer
Sheffield University
Main Contractor
Mitchell Construction
Renovation Architect
HLM Architects

Reference Data

Reference No.
701
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
03-09-2014
 

Building Location

Address
Sheffield University, Western Bank, Netherthorpe, Sheffield. S10 2TP
Council
Sheffield City Council
County
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire and Humber
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1953
Construction start date
1961
Completion date
1965
Renovation Date
2010
Heritage Status
Grade II*
Style
International

Roof Height (AGL)
77.70
Floor To Ceiling Height
3.05

Arts Tower

Total Floors (O.G)
21
Plant Floors
2
Total Floors (U.G)
2
Number of Lifts
4

Market Data

Primary Use
University


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