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Tuesday 1 March 2016 3.25pm
James Hatts wrote:


"architectural significance of Metro Heights"? I know its listed, but really?
Tuesday 1 March 2016 5.05pm
PeterEccles wrote:
"architectural significance of Metro Heights"? I know its listed, but really?

It must be the lovely orange curtains and aluminium foil in the windows. Breathtaking, really. As long as these towers don't affect the glorious views of Perronet House...
Tuesday 12 July 2016 12.42pm
This scheme is going to planning committee tonight at 5.30pm

Hoping to live-stream the meeting at http://mixlr.com/se1

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Tuesday 12 July 2016 9.46pm
sjac wrote:
PeterEccles wrote:
"architectural significance of Metro Heights"? I know its listed, but really?

It must be the lovely orange curtains and aluminium foil in the windows. Breathtaking, really. As long as these towers don't affect the glorious views of Perronet House...

These buildings will affect for sure the the views from Perronet House....
Wednesday 13 July 2016 7.12am
Jules62 wrote:
sjac wrote:
PeterEccles wrote:
"architectural significance of Metro Heights"? I know its listed, but really?

It must be the lovely orange curtains and aluminium foil in the windows. Breathtaking, really. As long as these towers don't affect the glorious views of Perronet House...

These buildings will affect for sure the the views from Perronet House....

Does anybody have the right to views?
Wednesday 13 July 2016 3.43pm
PeterEccles wrote:
Jules62 wrote:
sjac wrote:
PeterEccles wrote:
"architectural significance of Metro Heights"? I know its listed, but really?

It must be the lovely orange curtains and aluminium foil in the windows. Breathtaking, really. As long as these towers don't affect the glorious views of Perronet House...

These buildings will affect for sure the the views from Perronet House....

Does anybody have the right to views?

No.
Wednesday 13 July 2016 4.13pm
Reading what's in the future for residents of Southwark my heart bleeds. Homeless hostels torn down, where will the occupants go? And when they congregate in stairwells of flats then what...when ordinary working class are treated with such contempt, to decant them out of the rich pickings that SE1 has become to developers worldwide all under the guise of building social housing. If one scheme goes ahead in Bartholomew Street one small parade of shops demolished, but another community destroyed. And what about the tenants in the low block behind ?
The greedy developers must sit there with a pin selecting the next piece of prime potential in SE1.. Still fuming ..will rant more later.sorry.
jpm
Friday 15 July 2016 10.48am
PeterEccles wrote:
James Hatts wrote:


"architectural significance of Metro Heights"? I know its listed, but really?

Yes, properly signficant in the history of modernist architecture.

Have a read of the listing text at http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-1405570-metro-central-heights-non-civil-parish-#.V4i-dLgrI2w
Monday 18 July 2016 3.27pm
"We want to bring a world-class piece of architecture to the Elephant & Castle". What, after you've built this glass box, you mean?
Monday 18 July 2016 10.43pm
It is a shame that Southwark is willing to allow this development to go ahead despite no on site 35% social housing provision.

This means that a corresponding amount of social housing will be paid for, and developed, elsewhere (ie in a far less desirable location) by the developer.

This is still under debate, but if it goes ahead, I would like to see a clause that states no work is to commence on the Skipton House site until that 35% has been built and delivered to Southwark Council ready for immediate occupation.
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