Comment on: UK architects are 94 per cent white
Comment on: Foster and Make win planning for Croydon schemes
Great to know that two vital long fought out planning applications have been approved for Croydon. However, both schemes have created a 'canyon' with the East Croydon railway station in the centre which desperately needs to be re-developed to cope with the increased commuter etc. traffic. Despite the proposed link bridge to the far end of the station creating a vital link to the centre, this is another case of the public realm being largely ignored with the onus on private developments with the usual 'landgrab' mentality that seems to be destroying not complementing our towns and cities- thus creating piecemeal masterplans. This would not happen in mainland Europe as they would tie in the infrastructure more competently.
.....hopefully not another white elephant (pardon the pun)....
Please ensure that the replacement is not as dreadful as the present creation; as long as it isn't as visually stressful as the gigantic Strata 'Phillishave' Tower....
If this supposed to be the future- God help us!!! Truly hideous! They expect to get planning? On what grounds? Think again Mr. Shuttleworth!