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White Cube front wall demolition

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Wednesday 31 August 2011 11.07am
Quick question about the latest development at the White Cube site on Bermondsey Street. They're in the process of knocking down the perimeter wall which I, personally, think is a huge improvement. BUT I was under the impression (from planning related bumph sent to local residents by Southwark council) that White Cube's plan to create a piazza at the front of the gallery by removing said wall had been rejected. The reason given being that it would change the intimate feel of Bermondsey Street - which I can see is a fair point. Does anyone know what the latest plans are? Is it going to be a big open space or are they going to rebuild a smaller wall at the front?
Wednesday 31 August 2011 11.23am
Thanks for that. So it's to be a 'low concrete wall with wide vertical steel posts on top to create a permeable boundary treatment'. However that looks, it's got to be an improvement on the old engineering brick. I know they said originally that the whole thing should be finished by October this year. Here's hoping...

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