Monday 23 November 2009 11.11pm
To nobody's great surprise, Southwark have finally confirmed that the Elephant & Castle shopping centre will not be demolished for the foreseeable future
As far as I can tell, before the top floor was converted from retail to become the DSS staff canteen (now the Bingo Hall), the building was originally clad in grey panels.
At the time of this first "makeover" in the late 1970s, the newly installed GRP panels were originally a sort of dark aubergine shade, and this is how I first remember a somewhat grubby late 80s shopping centre.
If I recall the sequence correctly, this was then painted pink by Urban Space Projects when they took over management in 1992.
The centre then went red (purportedly for Comic Relief
) in 1999. So a change is long overdue.
What should the new colour be?
- London 2012 magenta?
- Changing Rooms Eau-de-nil?
- Yves Klein blue?
- Easyjet Orange?