There is an easy answer to anyone left fuming by sitting in their car in an Embankment traffic jam: On yer bike.
Good to see it go, even though it’s replacement is somewhere between bland and dismal.
But... it has low floor to floor heights, with a split level layout reflected precisely in the cladding. So reuse of the facade would be very difficult.
Most of all though, it is a building which, urbanistically, has killed this corner of Marylebone with its dead ground floor for more than half a century.
Oh dear. Bradford’s loss. They could have had something wonderful from Tim Ronalds. Instead they’ve opted for something mediocre - but perhaps they’re so dim they’ll never even realise what they’ve lost. Commiserations, Tim.
Well done, Elsie. You'll get my vote.
Couldn't agree more!