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Serviced office provider in Nottingham tunnels into buildingΓÇÖs history

Serviced office provider in Nottingham tunnels into buildingΓÇÖs history

Ashwan and Petra Chander, owners of a historic serviced office property in Nottingham that was formerly an 1850s lace factory, are continuing their quest to fully restore the property, and to finish opening up a series of tunnels that have been discovered during renovation.

Previously owned by businessman Sir James Oldknow during the 19th century, the former factory was originally used for the production of lace – the fabric Nottingham was famous for – and parts of the building have now been fully restored and are in use as serviced office and studio space.

Some areas of the enormous building are still undergoing renovation work, and as part of this project Ashwan and Petra Chander have discovered an array of tunnels, trapdoors and hidden doorways that, bit by bit, are revealing the propertyΓÇÖs fascinating story.

The latest photos are below. The left image shows two tunnels that have been reached and are now awaiting excavation. On the right is a view of the entrance to one of the tunnels, and parts of an old bicycle that were discovered there.

For further information about the building’s history and renovation project, visit the full article here: History comes full circle at former lace factory in Nottingham.

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