Home from Homebase

River view - web_1000x438Yesterday I called in at the exhibition showing the proposals for the redevelopment of the Homebase and Toys R Us sites.  The event was held in the permanently moored barge at Blakes Lock and, as these things go, it was one of the better ones, even providing drinks and cake!   Continue reading “Home from Homebase”

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Home from Homebase

Throwing the Toys out of the Pram

ToysRUs

This week a ‘screening opinion’ – a kind of forerunner to a planning application – has been submitted for the closure and redevelopment of Homebase and Toys R Us.  The proposed scheme would see an incredible 800 homes built on the site in blocks of up to 19 storeys.  Read on for some views and my typically optimistic vision as to how this whole area could be improved more substantially.

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Throwing the Toys out of the Pram