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Andersquoy development

Not all that bad-looking surely?
Andersquoy development, photographed today 3 Feb 2011. A little sunnier than picture #24664. Makes a difference. Imagine it with all the clutter removed and a bit of landscaping in place.
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Picture added on 07 February 2011 at 19:26
Comments:
Aye Ian, the sun makes all the difference. If it keeps shining for the next hundred days I may have to give this development my blessing.
Added by Sandy on 07 February 2011
Ye're a thraan beggar, Sandy.
Added by Ian Hourston on 08 February 2011
I don't want to spoil the aesthetics thread, but this is one of the most scruffy building sites I have seen (I have seen a few). There is gutter and loose aggregate etc on the road into Rognvald House, and on the pavement and entrances out to Old Scapa Road. Clerk/s of Work or main contractor would need to get a grip of this. Thraan, aye.
Added by Sandy on 09 February 2011
Yes the clutter and the gutter are bad, perhaps worse than they should be, but they'll pass.
Anonymous comment added on 11 February 2011
I think the 'butchering' of this lovely old building began when the chimneys were removed from the main block. Until then it looked proportional at least.
Added by Moira on 13 February 2011
picture #815 shows the Combination Poorhouse as it was until 1930, when it became the County Home.
Added by Grant Leonard on 17 February 2011
Pic 815 is great, taken from much the same viewpoint as mine above. I wouldn't dispute that the original is more attractive than the present-day, but times change and buildings need to adapt to changed needs, or be demolished to make room for new builds.
Added by Ian Hourston on 24 February 2011
When was it built?
Added by Neil on 02 March 2014
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