In a report to a meeting on Tuesday night he says: "Even if possible, its construction would require extensive approvals as the site lies within a conservation area and the canopy would oversail
a public highway.
When the scheme just off Old Hall Street was given planning consent in 2004, Beetham was given permission to oversail
All the buildings have been designed to adopt a familiar palette of everyday materials -- timber, stone and glass with thin steel posts supporting canted metal roofs that oversail
to provide welcome shade and shelter from the weather.
The roof oversails
the edge of the building and is supported inside and out by columns that look like giant rotary clothes dryers.
On the short north and south ends, the roof sweeps up to admit daylight through slots of clerestory glazing, while along the long west street edge it oversails
to form a generous, welcoming colonnade, supported by a line of tapering steel columns.