Did the lads go for a tea-break a couple of years ago then disappear? Talk about the Marie Celeste.
Anyone know what's happening here?
The planning committee should have forced them to leave the building standing and turn it into apartments. It was a distinctive, solid redbrick building and should have been preserved, but no, the developers wanted to "maximise their investment" (= knock it down and build as many rabbit hutches on the land as they could get away with). Due to their greed and the council's lack of balls where once we had a fine building we now have a waterlogged hole in the ground.
Whoever buys the site is going to have to dig out all that concrete which is wrecked and drain the ground properly - it's like a swimming pool. If it had been built on it would be subsiding in no time.