Reply To: City Council Flats
I agree Rory W, Mercer House is by far the finest, good design and quality materials used, indeed it’s so good it looks like one of the Iveagh Trust buildings. Unfortunatly, it’s wooded sashes have recently been replaced with cheap & cumbersome uPVC.
The solution to these developments I think is to demolish and rebuild on the same sites, undertaken solely by the CC. There’s a huge amount of wasted space in around these buildings/blocks, that inevitably has become barren wastland, which could be utilised to build at a higher density, whilst not ‘ghettoising’ such developments.
As always, the key is good design and quality materials.