Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Station Square, Coventry

The Coventry Train Station entrance is just out of shot (bottom left of this photo).  The City Centre is a short 10 minute walk from here.


It all looks so 'grey' and I am not just talking about the sky :).  In my effort to learn more about the building to the right (Station Tower), the word is that the whole area 'was' due to be redeveloped. Consequently, not only is Station Tower empty but so is Eaton House (white with blue windows) to the left.  The tallish building beyond is a Ramada Hotel and it is occupied. Something is going on here, or not.  I am on a mission to find out what the story is.  It just seems crazy to have buildings like this standing empty in the space between Coventry's train station and the City Centre.

Participating in Our World Tuesday.  Hope your Tuesday is filled with lots of sunshine!





15 comments:

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Try searching the planning portal of the local council website and you might find out what has been approved and not approved. I'd suspect the owners of the buildings do not live locally.

Doronette NF said...

Yes, it's true... your picture is totally grey...
Best regards

Gary said...

It does look abandoned!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

My abiding memories of this area is the ring road. One of the first to be built I think I read somewhere. I hated it! Mainly because the traffic left the ring road at the same point where cars joined the ring road. I used to just pray that nothing would hit me.

LONDONLULU said...

Oh, I wonder if the redevelopment is past its "due date" because of the economic slowdown... It does seem a shame, I'm sure there are ways to put it to good use! I like the almost monochrome effect, even if it was not intentional or desired (come on Spring:)

TheChieftess said...

Interesting to have so many buildings empty and waiting... do let us know what they're waiting for when you find out!!! Good sleuthing!!!

Deb said...

A sign of the times I suspect. Interesting how similar all the building look.

Kara Claflin said...

Oh it does look very grey. Lovely buildings though...I always pictured Coventry to be more rural..

Tanya Breese said...

yeah, that is strange!

Daryl said...

its a great shot ... nice composition and the lack of color, for me, makes it more interesting

Adele said...

This is fascinating! Looking forward to seeing what you find out!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The grey colouring highlights the abandoned feel of the building LOL, what on earth can they do with this one I wonder?

LOLfromPasa said...

Thanks Gerald for that suggestion. I might even go to the Planners Office in the City Centre and see a 'live' person. My fear is that the plan is to knock these buildings down.

Fun60 - The Ring Road is still there but I understand the are some ideas about making it a one-way system. Hummm!

Lulu - Economic slowdown - definitely. Think it came to a stop.

Thank you all for stopping by. I have enjoyed reading each and every one of your comments.

Milandailyphoto said...

what a wonderful urban capture,well done!!!

LOLfromPasa said...

Many thanks to our friend in Milan!