As you may know, there has been some consternation about the proposed demolition of the G&Ts building, to be replaced by flats.
As you can see from the Echo pictures, it is not a building of great architectural merit. It is proposed that the new building would have flats above, and a shop beneath – wouldn’t it be great if that was a re-homed G&Ts!
As I live near there, I was delighted to see workmen planting the forefront of the near-completed flats and shops on Lymington Road. The flats do actually look rather good.
Here is what was demolished, the old Tudor House Antiques shop:
As you can see, though the canopies and the porch look good, it’s really just a ’60s box.
Here is what is in its place:
Obviously it is bigger, but it is smart, and by the spring the garden area at the front should look great! As with the proposal for the G&Ts building, there are flats above, and two shops underneath.