Author Topic: Newbury - The West Berkshire Museum - Before and after refurbishment  (Read 20824 times)

BrianB

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Re: Newbury - The West Berkshire Museum - Before and after refurbishment
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2014, 11:42:42 am »
Newbury has always struck me as being a bit odd when it comes to decent design, just look at the number of people who apparently preferred what was a good imitation of a derelict bomb site to Parkway!

No, the derelict bomb site evolved because numerous attempts were made to provide Newbury with better shopping facilities, but they were all stifled for various reasons which I won't go into here. Here is an example of a plan put forward in 2003.

www.newbury.net/parkway.pdf

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Re: Newbury - The West Berkshire Museum - Before and after refurbishment
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2014, 08:55:54 pm »
Oh!!!  The wait was clearly a very good move, unbelievable that anyone would have thought that good design; even by 1970s standards.