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can't find anything else about it.
There's a lot of large scale development planned around Shoreditch, there's a real danger it will change, they're calling it "City Borders" now, it's sickening. Bishopgsgate Goods Yard (opposite the T Building) is set to get some large scale development too, opposite the Rich Mix they're building a huge residential tower, etc. It's worth writing to the councils and getting involved, they have to listen to you... the Foundry is a unique place, feels like a relic these days...
I'm not a fan of The Foundry. I like pretty hotels though.
Or Dalston Gateway.
i took some work people there once and my boss accused me of taking her to a squat.
have you seen the people who drink there!?!
I don't mind the couriers
I've just vomited all over my keyboard. I like that area as it is, all crumbly and falling apart. But then again, I like that kind of thing in general.
i wonder if the people who lived there fifteen years ago were worried about the influx of artists, shitless layabout trusties and hipsters.
cities change. it's what makes them great, and by god does london need a lot of it.
oversized office and hotel towers, retail complexes that usually only have the same handful of branded outlets, residential developments with crappy names, etc.
i'm not against all development as such but if it's threatening to destroy the character of an area there's a chance to speak out about it, sometimes you can stop it and/or have something more suitable in its place.
anyway, correction to what i said earlier, the expression I've seen floating around is "City Fringe" not City Borders, same thing, an attempt to redefine the area by developers...
read some more here if you want: http://www.saveshoreditch.com/threat/threat.php
and sorry this is not really about the Foundry anymore...
but - as i said - the character you're speaking of is a result of massive development over the last ten years.
i dunno, i guess it just seems a bit churlish of me to complain about further redevelopment of an area that's already seen such a huge amount of change over the last year and completely taken it away from it's original inhabitants and what the area meant to them.
City Fringe. Incredible. Just mindblowing. So many levels.
the planning application hasn't been submitted yet so you won't find much. the model was produced for pre-application public consultation exhibitions.
if you want some more details - http://www.artotels.com/londonhoxton
for the giant hand to come out of they sky, turn the top and start the self-destruct sequence on London...
i mentioned this in a thread on wank estate agent speak the other day, but i feel it needs a repeat linking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tendernob
I love the redevelopment of London.
shoreditch that is not full of complete wankers. I agree with the fact that the last thing shoreditch needs is more offices and hotels. I'm all for change but in the right direction. Development is not destroying the culture that makes London the great city it is. It's regression.
This is a joke right?
I love the Foundry, but honestly, Ichor. HONESTLY.
maybe I'm just a wanker.
But the draught beer is vile.
"God they can't knock down the foundry it's one of the few pubs in shoreditch that is not full of complete wankers"
BUT WHERE WILL THE BE-DREADLOCKED COURIERS GET PISSED NOW THAT EAST SOHO IS BEING TAKEN AWAY
are adaptable animals.
the foundry is terrible but at least its a really nice building.
i remember the first time i went there. exciting times.
as you were
Although whenever someone says "Death Star", I think of a small moon looking globe with planet destructive abilities. Maybe what they should do is contain all of Shoreditch in a cross between that bubble that covers Springfield in The Simpsons Movie and The Death Star. Yep.
I wonder if it floats. And has a death ray.
kids became developers I would actually turf them out.
Surely they'd already have sweet houses?
What's wrong with developing anyway?
A rebel alliance of hipsters will find a weakness in the construction before it's fully operational and send a man on a fixed gear bicycle to cycle directly into the heart of it, destroying it immediately, with the loss of just one pair of black framed spectacles and no souls, given we're talking hipsters.
Cue tribys thrown in the air in celebration