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Old February 14th, 2013, 05:30 PM   #101
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I grew up around here (parents still live in Wembley) and that building really isn't that bad. It just needs a face lift and smarting up around it, not wholesale demolishing.

The Park Inn and student block look poor imo, no coherence and rather cheap looking. The Civic Centre is nice though.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #102
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It won't be demolished, whilst the latest planning application for York House was the approval of the materials to be used:



https://forms.brent.gov.uk/servlet/e...e=109773&st=PL
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Old February 14th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #103
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I grew up around here (parents still live in Wembley) and that building really isn't that bad. It just needs a face lift and smarting up around it, not wholesale demolishing.

The Park Inn and student block look poor imo, no coherence and rather cheap looking. The Civic Centre is nice though.
It really isn't, the materials look really good in person.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #104
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I've seen it many times in person. It's not the quality of the materials, it's that the design just doesn't work. It's not good looking. The shape is a mess on Park Inn - a cylinder plonked on what is a shape without a name, with varying height levels. Although i do like wood panels, this isn't quite the way I have it in mind, they look artificial and wrong for the development. The Hilton Hotel looks nice though.

It's all opinions I guess.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #105
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I've seen it many times in person. It's not the quality of the materials, it's that the design just doesn't work. It's not good looking. The shape is a mess on Park Inn - a cylinder plonked on what is a shape without a name, with varying height levels. Although i do like wood panels, this isn't quite the way I have it in mind, they look artificial and wrong for the development. The Hilton Hotel looks nice though.

It's all opinions I guess.
Yes the insertion of the tower is not as successul as it could be. But I quite like the main front with it projecting bays and sharp angles.

It's certainly more interesting that the resi blocks in the Quintain area. Blandorama.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 11:01 PM   #106
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Good to know York House is getting a facelift. It needs it. When I have been to England games in the past I always see this building and the buildings opposite on the other side of the road which are just as bad. These buildings let the area around the stadium down and are not welcoming.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #107
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From (Mick Baker)rooster on Flickr.

Brent Civic Centre:



http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8567301427/

Hilton London Wembley:



http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8568384454/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8568362458/
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Old April 14th, 2013, 11:43 PM   #108
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Existing area to be converted into World Football Museum:









Planning permission recently granted for three large LED displays fixed behind the glass of the main facade:



Blue area indicates where they would be located:

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Old April 14th, 2013, 11:44 PM   #109
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From (Mick Baker)rooster on Flickr:



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Brent Civic Centre looks a bit Rogersesque.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #111
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Golden circles are making a bit of a habit of appearing on libraries... massive one on the rather lovely looking Birmingham City one...
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:05 PM   #113
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They really need to plant some trees around that stadium
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But where would all the cars go!!
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:31 PM   #115
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Brent really need to sort out the main route from the station to the stadium, the ramp removed more trees etc. I agree it looks so barren at the moment which is a pity.
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The concrete Pedway will hopefully be replaced by the 'Olympic Steps' that Quintain already have planning permission for.

Long term plan which includes the Olympic Steps:



The new Wembley Park Boulevard will be lined with trees, whilst future building plots next to the stadium will be covered over with grass until Quintain decides to develop them:



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Old May 3rd, 2013, 12:15 AM   #117
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Great to see they are implementing giant barren car parks, after all we don't want the boulevard to be too wide .
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That looks brilliant...... but when's the estimated completion date?? (Apologies if that's already been answered).
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That looks brilliant...... but when's the estimated completion date?? (Apologies if that's already been answered).
At the rate Quintain is going it could be another 15-20 years, or even longer. Hopefully they'll be able to get an investor like they did with Knight Dragon for the Greenwich Peninsula redevelopment.

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Wtf. That's unforgivable...
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