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« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2019, 06:30:47 pm »

What a wonderful plan. I like it very much. Looks like the Colourworks was approximately on the site of the current dogs' home!
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« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2019, 06:36:00 pm »

No, the Dogs' Home is just off the bottom right of the map, on the other side of the Avon - see this view: https://goo.gl/maps/kpmh7KPPFQhn48fF7
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« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2019, 06:42:08 pm »

Of course. I was totally misreading the plan.  Embarrassed
Interesting to see the linoleum works top right, I wonder when that closed?

Ed: It was part of, or associated with, the Colourworks. Still curious to learn it was made there. AFAIK it's only made in Scotland now.
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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2020, 06:45:38 pm »

Legal and General's vision for Arena Temple Island, Bristol has been published on the Mayor's Blog. A lot of nice pictures and not much detail, but interesting to see (on p.18) a new pedestrian route from Bath Road towards the new 'back entrance' of Temple Meads.
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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2020, 07:50:34 pm »

Legal and General's vision for Arena Temple Island, Bristol has been  interesting to see (on p.18) a new pedestrian route from Bath Road towards the new 'back entrance' of Temple Meads.

Would that be using the currently named "Bridge To Nowhere" that was installed fairly recently or have I got my bearings all wrong here?
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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2020, 09:28:07 pm »

Yes it would and no you haven't. This would link through ascending levels (platforms) through the site up to Bath Road, just south of the girder bridge.
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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2020, 10:31:49 pm »

I wonder if the "Bridge to Nowhere" tag (as coined by the Evening Post, I think) will persist after it actually goes somewhere? This is, after all, how places and things sometimes get their names.
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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2020, 10:40:05 pm »

That would be madness. It would be like continuing to call a 570-year-old pub the New Inn...
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« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2020, 11:18:05 pm »

That would be madness. It would be like continuing to call a 570-year-old pub the New Inn...


Funnily enough, I had a pint in one such place recently.

Names can be problematic, but it is true that new places can acquire a local moniker. I once saw a sign for "Wheelwash Lane" in a new estate somewhere. Turns out that the site entrance was close to there when the area was being transformed from lush farmland and pasture into an exciting new development of shoddily built 2 and 3 bedroom houses. The wheelwash for lorries leaving the site was there, and the road was known as that by so many people that it was made official.

In Bristol, the Old Bridewell was long our central nick, the New Bridewell was the concrete monolith built as a headquarters for the police force, around the corner. That has since been demolished, and something new built - should that be the New New Bridewell or the Old New Bridewell?
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« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2020, 05:29:19 pm »

In one of the villages in the Stroud Valleys (I'm afraid I can't remember which one) there are houses called the Old Police Station and the Old Nick. Both accurate but I'm not sure which was first.
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« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2020, 10:00:21 pm »

Seems like an ineffectively redacted press release from BCC sheds some doubt as to whether a conference centre and hotel will actually be built on "arena island". This rather undermines Mayor Marv's reassurances about a suitable alternative use if it's true.

For once, Bristol Evening Post/Bristol Live, might have a bit of a scoop.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/details-temple-island-deal-accidentally-3792175
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« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2020, 01:25:46 pm »

Seems like an ineffectively redacted press release from BCC sheds some doubt as to whether a conference centre and hotel will actually be built on "arena island". This rather undermines Mayor Marv's reassurances about a suitable alternative use if it's true.

For once, Bristol Evening Post/Bristol Live, might have a bit of a scoop.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/details-temple-island-deal-accidentally-3792175

I'm amazed that the Post hasn't taken this further. The whole Arenal affair was beginning to look like a big cosy arrangement between the mayor and his Malaysian pals, whether or not it was. Now, it looks as though he is about to expose the Council to some potentially large bills without asking them first, to give Legal and General carte blanche. Those bills could easily amount to the extra costs he was supposed to be saving Bristol from by dumping the Arenal plan.

Mayors passim have been hung out to dry for less.
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