Stockwell St Development
Put the 1st- 9th July in your diaries, folks, as those are the dates when we can go along to Room 015 of Queen Mary Court at the ORNC to oohh and aahh at whatever the new building will be on the site of the old Village Market in Stockwell Street.
I have high hopes. I mean - this building is for a School of Architecture. If it isn’t downright ICONIC the University has no business having a School of Architecture at all.
In this particular case, and given it’s a school of architecture, personally, I would like to see something modern and truly funky, not too tall, obviously, but with that certain ‘something’ that makes buildings worth talking about. If it’s bland, or covered in ‘sustainable’ wood planks I’m going to scream.
Paul would like to see a public market built within it – it’s a nice idea, but I’m guessing the University wouldn’t be able to cram in the projected TWO THOUSAND students (are there that many architect jobs in the entire universe?) if there are too many stalls doing fancy cupcakes, groovy t shirts and mango samosas.
So let’s all get down there on the 1st July and see what they’re proposing to build there. I get the feeling they’re willing to listen to local people over what will actually get built – so it’s up to us to tell ‘em.
Timings are thus:
Thursday 1 July, 5pm to 7.30pm; Friday 2 July, 8.30am to 7.30pm; Saturday 3 July, 10am to 5pm; Monday 5 July to Friday 9 July, 8.30am to 5pm.