I forgot to add, following my stoll past on Saturday, that it looks as though the silver may have been chosen to tone with the currently incomplete cladding on the new two storey building behind the Floral Hall. I'm not sure whether this was chosen to cope with the likely effects of grime from the railway viaduct (do the new trains generate as much brake dust etc as the old Mk1 slam-door stock?).
I'm more concerned about the quality of the detailing of this new building. I can't find any decent images - the architect's own site doesn't inspire confidence - I do hope that the signage in Middle Road won't look as bland as the artist's impression.
And finally ... I noted this afternoon, coming through on a train on the viaduct that some little sods have managed to climb up and "tag" the back of the new roof covering already.
The stark lack of any decent visualizations of what they're actually doing seems to be one of the hall marks of this project.
one of my concerns is that the colouration of the portico has been chosen to mach the architects own bland style giving it a kind of grey off icy feel when it should have been done the other way round .
Without actually breaching the Berlin wall around the Floral Hall portico I managed to get some good closups of the detailing on the extension,the holes in the metal work at the back of the ground floor, and some shots inside looking out towards Stony Street.
I don't actually mind the architectural look of the extension , but to have a grey portico and a grey extension
Doesn't do anything for me
The side facing towards Borough High street is looking finished ,but again ,gray on gray
Quite nice are the right words ,it should be stunning,it may well be when its finished ,but I can't see something completely gray apart from the base of the pillars, and without any real contrast having the impact a coloured building would have had.