Saturday, 20 March 2010

King Street, Blackburn - roadbuilding or preservation?

Update on the threat to 53 King Street, Blackburn. Huw Thomas RIBA has kindly produced this image of what the building could look like if restored, and what its immediate surroundings (currently vacant and blighted after recent demolition) could look like with sensitive new infill development. 

This is a watershed moment for Georgian Blackburn - do we opt for demolition and roadbuilding or, on the other hand, for restoration and the filling in of gaps with human-scale development? 

Click on the image for a bigger version.

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