In the last couple of days large hoardings have started appearing around the building and it looks as if at last something is happening there. Does anyone know what is being planned - a couple of years ago I got a lealet through my letter-box with an artists impression of a new office block?
By the way 'Baltic' is scheduled to open next Tuesday 19th. I'll give it a try and post a report back. By the way I went to Pizza Paradiso the day after it opened and it was awful. What a shame - bring back Honest Cabbage.
I spoke to a guy from Edwards the property company (next to the new Baltic site) a few months back and he said that a new 200 million pound office block was planned for the Orbit House site. He also said that flats were being proposed for above Southwark tube.
They are going to build an enormous post-modern Will Alsop (the Peckham library) office block in this "business" zone in which we live so that those of us on the Nicholson st estate and in Nelson square have something more interesting to look at than the sky which we can currently see.
It's going to be the same height as the tower part of Orbit house but extend the whole length of the building.
It will have a glass surface with an effect on it to look like sky/clouds.
Yes there was a 'consultation process' but......