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Boots: The Modern Factory FULLY BOOKED
23/06/2017 - 23/06/2017

Boots: The Modern Factory - Friday 23rd June, 2017  1pm – 5.30pm FULLY BOOKED

 A guided tour of the Boots industrial estate

Architecturally the Boots site at Beeston is widely regarded as one of the most important industrial estates of the twentieth century. This tour will take in the key interwar buildings designed by Sir Owen Williams: the ’Wets’ Factory (D10), ‘Drys’ (D6) and the Fire Station (D34). It will also include a short stop at the 1937-8 Canteen building (D31) by Dowling and Tanner, and a visit to the Boots Archive to look at maps and documents related to the architectural history of the site. Finally, the tour would not be compete without a visit to the D90 Offices 1967-9 by Skidmore, Owings & Merril. A printed handout will be provided by Chris Matthews from the Twentieth Century Society who will meet you outside Nottingham Station (details below). The tour of the site itself will be led by Charlotte McCarthy from the Boots Archive. Please note that is a repeat of last year’s tour because Boots is so popular and hard to access.

Tea and coffee will be provided during the tour

Meeting point

1pm Nottingham Station (S4) Bus Stop, to catch the Nottingham City Transport C1 Bus at 1.10pm for a 1.30pm meeting with Sophie Clapp at the Boots Archives. We can return the same way.

Nottingham City Transport


1.30: Meet at the archive building – people can leave any bags they won’t need here

1.40: Set out on the walk to D6

1.55: Arrive D6 and have a brief tour of the building

2.30: Go to D10 have a tour of the building and refreshments in the innovation suite – time for questions and watch heritage films

3.30: Leave D10 and walk towards D90W stopping at the fire station and walking through the millennium gardens behind D31 (old canteen building)

4.00: Arrive at D90W – get everyone passes and walk around the building

4.45: Walk back to the archive; opportunity for everyone to look at archive materials and plans

5.30: Finish

MEMBERS £15.00    NON MEMBERS £20.00


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