Thursday 2 October 2003 5.59pm
It is fab - and speedy - being a big kid at heart I loved it while the dozers were still on the roof.
Mind you 'mixed use' now means mostly offices and some shops (Starbucks
) - I thought Southwark Council
(in their wisdom) had designated this little bit of SE1 part of an 'Arts Quarter' - you know encouraging new theatre, music, galleries, perhaps a small cinema and plenty of low cost studio space.
Three quarters of a million square feet of offices and some shops sounds more like 'City Overspill' to me.
I know that S'wark don't want to put too many constraints on development in the north of the Borough, but a little bit of imagination and backbone when dealing with the developers would be nice.
Post edited (02 Oct 03 19:00)