Offices no more. Apparently, the pressing need to provide Newcastle with yet more offices no one wants, has effortlessly been overtaken by a scheme to create a student ghetto, having only a few months prior to this been a develpment site for 500 plus apartments arranged in eight massive towers – and all by the same developer! But someone hasn't had time to alert the passing trade to this 'change of use' as my recent photograph shows. When the plans change week by week sign makers cannot really be blamed. What next? A Casino?
More posts soon and I hope a bit more of a celebratory note. Afterall, strolling through this piece of precious open space on a sunny day will soon be just a memory, courtsey of Metnor, The University of Northumbria and the City Council, who are the actual owners of the City Stadium, held in 'trust' for the whole community. How does that work, exactly?