Friday, 15 May 2015

Propping up the facade

Oh dear the scaffolding has gone up on the recently fire-damaged Lambert Street Chapel. The side walls have been knocked down by half and I hear the rear wall will have to come down too. Scaffolding means the facade might be saved, it could also mean a long, long wait. On Beverley Road scaffolding has been up on one building since 2011 . Hopefully the facade can be incorporated into whatever new building arises in much the same way as the old Cooperative Institutes facade which stood for decades in splendid isolation was eventually incorporated into a new apartment block on Kingston Square.

The Weekend in Black and White is here.


  1. Sometimes the effect is glaring- a church here moved to a larger location, but the front facade was kept for what's a big residential building. It doesn't quite work.

    Kingston Court seems to work.

  2. Excellent photo, with great detail, but a sad post just the same. I find your second photo quite strange.

  3. Interesting post, and a great B&W!

  4. It will be interesting to see what they do with this