The Towers, Loughborough University

The Towers, Loughborough

Student Accommodation, originally a hostel for students of The College of Education. Architects Gollins, Melvin & Ward. A severe brutalist high rise block comprising 2 towers of 22 and 18 storeys linked by a central access tower capped by a truncated pyramidal enclosure for services equipment. Built in 1964. Cold, grey modular pre-cast concrete construction.

she spends her first year
living on the thirteenth floor
peregrines and crows

Paul Conneally

Photograph: Paul Conneally 2019

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