Latest News and Developments

On this page, we will try to keep you up-dated on any news and current information regarding Fothergill buildings. If you have anything you would like us to include please contact us.

Latest news stories below:-

1. Fothergill's Offices, George St. - being renovated, re-opening soon

2. Bank, Thurland Street
- empty building back on the property market

1. Fothergill's Offices, George St.

Watson Fothergill's office building at 15-17 George Street, Nottingham has been bought by two Fothergill enthusiasts who have plans to restore the structure and interior to a late 1890's condition. It is intended that the revitalised building will be a showcase for Fothergill's talents, and an example of his love of the Gothic style - this is the Fothergill Project.You can find out more by visiting their web-site...

www.fothergillproject.com

The Fothergill Project is the first formal acknowledgement of the importance of Watson Fothergill to the architectural and artistic heritage of Nottingham. This initiative to re-open Fothergill's offices as an art and lifestyle gallery promoting innovative cultural tourism, is nearing completion....

This striking building, completed in 1895, was the epitome of Fothergill's florid, Gothic revival style. In a wa,y it was a kind of three-dimensional catalogue of his designs and features on offer to clients!

It certainly was a striking advertisment for the man and his craft.

Bands of coloured bricks and stones vie with polychormatic voussoirs; there are columns and gargoyles; dark wooden beams and gables; a tower and finials; the building is a riot of design and detail.

Fothergill's architectural heros, Pugin, George Street, George Gilbert Scott , William Burges and Shaw are honoured in stone. Freizes depicting architecture through the ages adorn the front.

 

A statue of a medieval architect stands proud...
 
... and above the entrance door, carved in gold letters...

 

It is planned to open shortly as an art and lifestyle gallery. Fothergill’s Offices and studio will be refurbished as an extension of the gallery, and also as a visitors’ centre focusing on his central contribution to Nottingham’s architectural heritage, and the various ways he and his contemporaries have influenced arts and crafts up to the present.

 

Anyone interested in further information, or with any thoughts about the nature of the project, and how it might be developed, can get in touch with the project organiser, Terry Bennet at info@fothergillproject.com.

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2. Bank, Thurland St.
 

From: The Nottingham Evening Post, 16th January, 2003

After two years, the former NatWest Bank in Thurland Street is back on the market.

The landmark premises are expected to attract considerable interest for leisure, residential or hotel use.


Nottingham property consultants DTZ hve been appointed to find a buyer for the Listed Building.

So far no price has been put on the building.

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