Originally Posted by emma72
Apologies for my *Ignorance* I didn't realize this forum and the T&A was only for members of Bradford Council, or those with an Architectural background. I bow down in deference to your superior knowledge.
Please however appreciate my conviction (enough to put my real name!) and passion for the future of Bradford City Centre.
Although the CGIs of the Park at Heart are indeed impressive I have a real issue with the Mirror Pool - the main one being its maintenance. In fact if I can refer you to the Park at Heart site at http://www.parkattheheart.com/consultation.htm
79% of questionnaire respondants wanted the park to be clean and well maintained - It was the highest response the council published.
Personally (although I understand my opinion is worthless to the likes of Bradford Born and Bred and City of Bradford and seemingly the council itself) I believe that the glass buildings would be better placed as shopping facilities (Debenhams, Next BHS perhaps) This would then allow the Odeon to be redeveloped as a Bradford Academy (like the keighley academy) or Corn Exchange (given that its just down the road from the university it would surely capture the enterprises core target market). The remaining mills in the town could then be utilised as combined office living/ space. (if they were spruced up). This would leave the Wesfield area open for redevelopment - central train station, catherdral park, a nod to site of the original Ford that Bradford got its name from (sorry Westfield - we've waited too long).
Yes I know this may all seem pie in the sky (and I'm sure I'll be told in no uncertain terms how flawed my proposal is!
) but from where I'm standing I haven't spent £10m on an artists impression and I know its never going to happen!!!!
To start of with I have no architechtural knowlage or am I a member of the council. Infact, I'm still in my first year of GCSEs. ANd your comment about the Telegraph and Argos Forum, I find people on their racist and generally very immature (slighlty ironic for me saying that lol).
Why would you think your opinion would be worthless to me?
And from my point of view, your idea of the Westfield area is interested, but at the same time impossible, I can't see it happening. But the Park At the Heart certainly will happen and when it does it will have massive improvements to the city center. But I'm still abit concerned about whats going to happen to the roads. I know they're going to be paved over (i think), but how will Bradfords inner city road system work then? At the current state it is a shambles unfortunately.