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Velocity Tower To Welcome First Occupiers

In what could be a horrifying sign of the times, the developers the of Velocity Tower in Sheffield have reached a new low in the world of British skyscrapers in something more akin to a 70s Spanish hotel.

With its already interesting back story, developers have added a new twist by inviting people to move into their brand spanking new apartments... whilst the scheme is still under construction.

In what can only be a bid to beat the credit crunch that is sweeping the global economy it seems residents of the tower, having paid through the nose so they may look down it at people scurrying below as the drink coffee are expected instead to observe the workings of cranes and the dulcet tones of builders whistling over their morning brew.

Velocity with no less than 8 show apartments are eager to market the space in the tower even though it has only reached 22 of its 30 expected floors whilst the wing and second shorter tower section has barely begun construction. What has so far been built is expected to be completed in February 2009.

Quite whether the developer Velocity Estates plans on extending the main tower once there are occupiers in it remains to be seen. Even if they do aim on doing this, it will be fiendishly difficult from a health and safety perspective, and that's without taking into account the need for working lifts and other building services.

What does seem certain is the first residents who move in will likely see work continue on the proposals as the developer labours to get the second phase of the scheme finished making it, at least in immediate terms, not the most attractive of places to live.

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