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GrahamH
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Sounds like a good mix. Yes I’ve been watching these being boarded up and the diggers moving in – but would question exactly why a substantial investment has just been completed in reroofing and rebuilding the chimney stacks, only for it all to be pulled straight down?! They’re brand spanking new!
At least in the pic above it would appear that the concrete tiles are being salvaged.

Bit of a shame to see the Corpo’s ‘Big House’ design gradually disappearing, even if they weren’t anything much and probably very inadequate inside. They hold a certain sombre elegance in contrast to the all-singing, cheap window-studded muck evident in the same picture.

A much nicer scheme here on Empress Place off Portland Row, either recently built or refurbished – presumably the latter:

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