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What would you rename a Norwich city centre apartment block?

PUBLISHED: 17:07 16 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:07 16 February 2017

AbbotFox have launched a competition asking people to rename Elliot House. Picture: Haakon Dewing

AbbotFox have launched a competition asking people to rename Elliot House. Picture: Haakon Dewing

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An estate agents is offering people a chance to name a new apartment building in the centre of Norwich.

AbbotFox have launched a competition asking people to rename Elliot House. Picture: Haakon DewingAbbotFox have launched a competition asking people to rename Elliot House. Picture: Haakon Dewing

AbbotFox has secured permission to rename Elliot House on Ber Street, which is being converted into 45 flats.

The competition was launched yesterday and will run until Friday, March 24, when the winner will be announced.

The estate agents is encouraging as many ideas as possible - and said “the more unique, the better”.

Two answers will be picked and the public will cast the final vote.

Suggestions should be sent to AbbotFox’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram profiles.

Ian Forrest, abbotFox branch manager, said: “The competition is a unique opportunity for members of the local public to leave a lasting impression on Norwich’s ever changing landmarks.”

Elliot House, at the top of the hill on Ber Street, was previously used as commercial offices, including by the NHS.

17 comments

  • It is a bleak concrete monstrosity so how about Gestapo Headquarters..........

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    Diss man

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • What, no one suggesting Mary Berry Buildings in recognition of her baker Houghton ancestor, the one who shortchanged the workhouse inmates with inferior bread? The most pleasing choice would be one which recognised the old Norwich yards courts and buildings which were on the site for donkeys years and pulled down in (spurious) slum clearances by the Ministry of Works and Norwich City Council so that some 70 or 80 years later people could live in converted concrete office blocks. If not that then the traditional way of naming such buildings, yards or courts in Norwich-descriptive as in Boarded Entry Yard once off Ber Street or the name of the owner as in Fiddy's Yard. Concrete Court?

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    FlintinChalk

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Mason's Court, Bull House, St Bartholomew's (i know it was further down, but the name gives a link to the past of Ber Street). Round the back of the current building was Wood's Yard.

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • The Culverhouse after Ian Culverhouse who done more for Norwich City then any other individual( not Paul Lambert ask most ex - Norwich players.).No realistically name it after Norwich's greatest ever sportsman The Ove Fundin House.

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    L-F-G

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Blood and Guts St House. The old nick name for Ber St due to a number of butcher and slaughter houses along it.

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    Tone the moan

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Seems that this is a case of 'change it and it will be better because its been changed'. It already has a name so leave things as they are.

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    brereton

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Erghhh I was hoping this would have been demolished but guess we are stuck with it now...such a pity that office building are so easily turned into flats now

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    Martin P

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Flat Ulence

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    rament

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Paul Lambert House - did more for Norwich for 3 years than a LOT of people. Grant Holt House - as above... Elizabeth Fry House Name it after someone who made a differencebought a smile to peoples faceswill be remembered for the right reasons...

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    rancidiser

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Wendinthewillows

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    Gordon Ricicle

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Flaty McFlatface?

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    NR23Derek

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • How about naming it after the most admired president by some idiots ,Norwich,s very own Trump tower.

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    stoneman

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • what's wrong with it's current name?

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    ted

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • An appalling bit of reporting showing the level of language by the EDP's journalists. It should be estate agent, singular not plural. It can not be MORE UNIQUE, by definition it is unique or not. As noted they are not answers merely suggestions.

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    Nelson

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • it already has a name.

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    Son Na

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • The Usual-EDP-Jounalistic-Act-Of-Giving-Free-Advertising-To-Business-Whilst-Ignoring-Real-News Towers

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    JonastheLith

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Hoolahan Drive Years of service to NCFC;)

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    mikey ward

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

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