Re: Re: Branded Buildings – Any Limits ?
You cannot be serious, I respect that effort has been made, they have toned down the aluminous visual impact and the dark olive would be sympathetic in another environment, but not here. There is too much glass, plastic bins outside (with a logo), posters in the window (I know these can be removed, but restrictions on advertising in certain sensitive areas should be imposed). Planning permission for this type of outlet should never be granted on a street of that character. Mc donalds and all fast food outlets belong in industrial estates accessed off major roundabouts, they are not for the high street. Any building that uses its shop front as an ever evolving advertising portal does not belong in an area of architectural significance. This attempt to make it sympathetic is on a parallel with their attempt to go healthy with their salad dinners swamped in fattening sauces.