Friday, 2 March 2012

New Homes for Old

Former students of Hull University probably won't recognise this as their old hall of residence, Cleminson Hall on Thwaite Street, Cottingham. After standing empty for eight years, and after a complex planning inquiry costing thousands, the site has been partly demolished and new homes are being built. The original old house is still standing and presumably has some conservation order on it, however inside it's a mess (see here). I suspect some 'accident' will befall it requiring its demolition and then more homes can be built, but then I'm just an old cynic as you must know by now.
Here's a picture of the old house I took from the top of a bus.


  1. I love the link. Fascinating stuff. I can see why they wouldn't want to put money into renovating the place, but it's too bad they let it fall apart so badly. By American standards that place is old. By British standards, not so old.

  2. Theodore GoumasFriday, March 02, 2012

    Although I lived at Needler and The Lawns, I know Clem as I used to visit my friends living there. It's really a pity to let the buildings empty and falling apart.