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Vacated

1 Oct

This month’s theme of ‘abandoned’ could have been designed for Hull. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel (did anybody ever do that?). Staples had been in this store on Ferensway for donkeys years, the place was always empty and almost never had what I needed and if it did it was way too expensive. Anyhow Staples has moved to a slightly smaller, slightly more out-of-town site on Clough Road (along with the Police, the Fire Brigade and old Uncle Tom Cobley and all …). This building joins on to the empty computer store I posted a while back making a seriously large vacant ex-retailing space in the centre of town. Maybe it can be filled with ‘culture’ of some sort for next year’s bean feast…
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Footprint

23 Mar
Our purpose is to promote quality in placemaking 
and the built environment in the Hull and Humber region” 
                                                                                          From Arc-online
And so the great wind powered wigwam that was the Arc has gone and in so doing left a large concrete legacy. The place was set up to develop a sense of ‘Hullness’ (I kid you not) and with this bankrupt mess they’ve certainly attained Hullness of the highest order. I wonder if environmentalists do irony or do they just look for next subsidy?