A report on the Peabody estate that spans Whitecross Street, from 2010. An interesting read. It sounded like a quite reasonable amount of work would make a big different to a lot of the public/residents’ spaces which are neither car park or useful/enjoyable space. But I’m not sure how much has actually changed since.
An Independent Appraisal of Henderson Global Investor’s Ltd’s Proposals for Redevelopment of the Western Market Buildings, Smithfield (PDF)
Lots of photos etc, describing the proposals. Mainly: Keep the most of the shallow, street-facing brick buildings (or just the facades?), and replace the large 19th century market space inside with a seven-storey office block. This assessment seems unsurprisingly critical.
I *assume* that’s an algorithm and it’s not a Guardian employee choosing which video is “best”. Benefit of the doubt and all that…
@infovore I mean, it’s in the dictionary. Maybe it is that. Just… seems silly, not clever.
@infovore U _ _ _ O _. If it’s “unroof” that feels very disappointingly not a proper word.
@alicebartlett Not that it’s bugging me.
@alicebartlett “Open a damaged sunroof (6)”
(I have no affiliation with either, but I’m procrastinating again.)
@plsj I hope they set you free soon! (Assuming you’re not actually a flesh-eating zombie, of course.)
@pixellent Oh no. Then I’ll have to correct them! Will it never end?!
@pixellent What?! I thought I finished it before I finally got round to having lunch! Bugger.
@russelldavies I thought I might squeeze a tea break in first.
4.30. Procrastination ends.
@stefiorazi :) I have to ration myself rather than catch up all in one go! & if I was planning to move I’d be changing my mind all the time.
“it was felt by nearby residents that housing for single people was bound to encourage prostitution.”
Completely loving the Modernist Estates blog: modernistestates.com Properties for sale in post-war blocks around Britain (mostly Ldn).