Reminds me of a conference I attended some years ago when some twerp from DIO, thinking he was being amusing, suggested ripping the roof off Tedworth house and letting it rot. The room went silent with everyone else thinking "what a c@ck!The hysteria from the RN brigade on Twitter about Nelson is just utterly pathetic. Its an old building, its clapped out, its horrible to live in, the sooner it goes the better in my eyes.
I have worked in old buildings and if maintained, they are vastly superior. I believe in our heritage and I can understand the outrage.
The University of Greenwich managed to damage the Dining Hall of the Old Naval College - thanks you little pr!cks for holding a disco with a snow machine in a heritage building!
New builds are universally shite. Talk about maintenance! Cheap and nasty most of them will need to come down in 30 years. I work in a new build at the moment, not enough space for the staff, constantly being repaired, horrible place to work.
What are developers going to do with a Gothic mansion on site? How many "luxury " motels can we use?
Aldershot should be interesting, the befuddled minds of the local planners are hoping for "an artistic precinct " around Hospital hill - more like heroin central where the locals will have to hard target around the old 4Div building!
It hacks me off that our heritage is up for sale, that buildings we probably need are being lost.
So what about Westminster then. Houses of Parliament, dreadful old building that needs billions spent on it. Not secure, not fit for purpose. How about selling it off, new build in the Midlands with accommodation for our Lords and Masters so they don't have to buy second homes and turn the old place into a Spearmint Rhino and Casino, full of East European tarts, lonely Chinese "businessmen" and Middle Eastern sex pests!
Sell off all the old furniture and paintings of old duffers, not needed in a modern work place surely.
Aspire and Sodhexo to provide catering and support - what could be better.
All the civil servants could move north, get themselves a nice little Barrett home and we could do away with London loading - you know it makes sense.
How about it ?