Watson Fothergill's offices

Watson Fothergill’s office is a Grade II listed building in George Street, Nottingham.

Watson Fothergill’s office
Watson Fothergills Offices at 15 George Street in Nottingham.jpg
Watson Fothergill's offices is located in Nottingham
Watson Fothergill's offices
Location in Central Nottingham
General information
Address15-17 George Street
Town or cityNottingham
CoordinatesCoordinates: 52°57′16.3″N 1°8′43.2″W / 52.954528°N 1.145333°W / 52.954528; -1.145333
Opened1895
Design and construction
ArchitectWatson Fothergill
DesignationsGrade II listed[1]

HistoryEdit

The arrival of the Great Central Railway in Nottingham resulted in the relocation of all businesses in the area required for the construction of Nottingham Victoria railway station. Watson Fothergill decided to move to George Street, and his new office building was constructed in 1895.[2]

The facade features a statue of a medieval architect, and busts of Augustus Pugin and George Edmund Street. Also inscribed on the building are the surnames of the architects George Gilbert Scott, William Burges and Richard Norman Shaw.

The office was for sale in 2011, but failed to reach the £240,000 reserve price.[3]

On 19 July 2015 the building was damaged by a truck[4] and was fully repaired by early 2018[5]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic England, "15 and 17, George Street (1247548)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 3 April 2017
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1979). The Buildings of England, Nottinghamshire. Penguin Books Limited. p. 233. ISBN 0-300-09636-4.
  3. ^ "Talks to sell Fothergill offices". Nottingham Evening Post. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  4. ^ Russell, Dan (25 July 2015). "Watson Fothergill building damaged by truck". Nottingham Evening Post. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Bonsers-restoration-news-watson fothergill offices-george street".