I cannot find the right expletive to register my shock and disbelief at such an ugly and disproportionate building. That is their very best attempt to make it look attractive. How bad will it be in actuality?
It's gross, it looks like the headquarters of the 'Gulags' and that is where it belongs.
I'm assuming that you're basing your comments on the ugly building on the Faithful & Gould site that's linked, but I don't think that anything has even been officially proposed yet has it? Plus, F+G are cost management consultants, not developers or architects. The consultation pack from Bell Phillips Architects shows an entirely different proposal.
Let's not get too excited until an actual scheme is put forward. I highly doubt that it will (and certainly hope that it won't) bear much semblance to the F+G image.
If I remember correctly it was the link on KarenI's post of the nineteenth of June. You will have to wade through a lot of plans etc., I think it is the very last view looking down The Cut from The Old Vic that shows what a horror it is.
No one was able to give me any information regarding the 'drawing'. Hopefully, it was just made up to accompany the story. Thebunhouse is correct though, we should all be prepared because this site will definitely be expanded into the sky and we need to make sure it doesn't take any Southwark Council land with it.
Good luck with your meeting with Southwark Council tomorrow night, I hope they listen to you this time. I SAID I HOPE SOUTHWARK COUNCIL LISTEN TO YOU THIS TIME. I also hope you donít have to spend most of the meeting going over old ground and can actually move forward on this.
It seems that TfL are going to buy Joan Street so they can build an even bigger structure over Southwark Station. Of course they still want to do a land swap with Styles House. Styles House just want an end to 15 years uncertainty and want Southwark Council to provide the money to build some extra housing on the site. Southwark Council say they have no money. This must mean that their plans to build 10,000 council homes is just a lie. Iím pretty sure that the Mayor has just given money to Southwark to build social housing; anyone know if this is true? (FYI TfL want to use some of the land parallel to Joan Street so the small council block will have to go. Styles House gets to keep the land the allotment is on - owned by TfL but once owned by Southwark Council - so they can rebuild here. Nice. Housing right near the bars and railway line.)
Thank you to the kind person who PM'd me. It seems that the London Major is giving Southwark Council £89m to build new houses. I wonder why they told Styles House residents they couldn't build there because there was no money? Imagine that, residents who have actively encouraged the council to build on their land only to be mislead and ignored. I think if I still lived in Styles House I would just say no to everything now; the council because they can't be trusted and TfL who want to shove Styles House out of the way. It's all very depressing.
This has just appeared on the council's forward plan with a decision due at April's cabinet meeting:
"Approval of principles governing the involvement of Styles House Tenant Management Organisation in bringing forward development proposals at Styles House/Southwark Underground Station and the arrangements for a land transfer to enable this to proceed."