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I agree that the Bus Stop building is great. It’s not listed but it should be.

The problem with 20th century buildings like this is that when they lose their original steel windows it is a huge blow for the overall character of the building. Maybe that’s why it seems ugly now, jlang. The steel windows are gone a long time, early 80s judging by photos I’ve seen.

Sock Shop also have a unit in the building and they have utilised the original features of the building much better than Bus Stop. They use the full height of the original shopfront and have left the facsia unpainted, whereas Bus Stop have inserted a panelled plywood facsia at a lower level and painted everything.

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