Jan 03 2010

Bradford “Wastefield”

Category: UncategorizedMarcus @ 2:57 pm

Bradford "Wastefield"
Originally uploaded by mhoulden

The Cheapside “redevelopment” isn’t universally popular…. As well as this there were poems on the hoardings asking why the city had been pulled down, and “construction” replaced with “destruction”. Cheapside is currently a big hole partly filled with rubble. What was there before wasn’t exactly fantastic but at least it was something. It was snowing quite heavily when I took this, hence the white bits in the picture. Just a thought: instead of knocking down the old Odeon cinema, why not put the identikit office building here instead?

Apparently my main xmas present this year is a digital camera (at the moment I’m using a mobile phone camera) but it’s still stuck at a parcel depot somewhere in Dewsbury.

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4 Responses to “Bradford “Wastefield””

  1. burkesworks says:

    The Cheapside “redevelopment” isn’t universally popular….

    That’s a bit like saying Oliver Reed liked a pint.

    • marcus says:

      Interesting seeing the contrast between Leeds & Bradford for the way the council handles failed building schemes. Leeds City Council got pretty fed up with the site of the Lumiere towers being abandoned and eventually put the pavement back, and a bit further down the road Wellington Place is being turned into allotments and a park. Bradford just sits there navel gazing.

    • marcus says:

      Interesting seeing the contrast between Leeds & Bradford for the way the council handles failed building schemes. Leeds City Council got pretty fed up with the site of the Lumiere towers being abandoned and eventually put the pavement back, and a bit further down the road Wellington Place is being turned into allotments and a park. Bradford just sits there navel gazing.

  2. burkesworks says:

    The Cheapside “redevelopment” isn’t universally popular….

    That’s a bit like saying Oliver Reed liked a pint.