Re: Re: Smithfield Wasteland

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Smithfield is a complete failure. I lived there in 2001. Even then most of the commerical space was empty. In fact the space opposite the chimney has been empty since it was built, despite the fact that it faces onto the sq.

What happened to using the space as a concert venue, there’s a control box at the south end of the sq built especially for concerts.

The area will continue to decline when the criminal courts move to parkgate street dragging much of the day trade away. The siting of the new courts was a huge mistake and should never have been allowed. It should have been kept in the ‘legal quarter’. The site of the new offices, the Kings building, or the brown field site beside it should have been used.

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