261-275 Lymington Road

261 & 273A & 273B & 275B, Lymington Road, Highcliffe

The header picture is from StreetView.

Demolish existing buildings and erect 3 shops (class A1), 1 flexible commercial unit (Use Classes A1, A2 and A3 units), 4 x 3 bed houses, 4 x 3 bed flats, 17 x 2 bed flats and 7 x 1 bed flats with associated parking, bicycle and refuse storage.

What it will look like:

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10 February 2018

The buildings have been demolished, as can be seen below.

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4 September 2019

On one of my rare forays into the car park today, I was surprised to see how much progress has been made.

8 January 2020

All of a sudden it looks impressive. They have been working hard and are now building the roof. Though not exactly Chicago, it is going to be a very imposing addition to the High Street.

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Nearly There – 22 November!

It is looking good, although progress has obviously been slow. I blame Covid-19, there were long periods when they were unable to work. The hoarding you see in the picture, above, was removed last week, necessitating the ubiquitous Highcliffe road obstruction and traffic lights! Anyway, the picture below was taken today, and at last it is beginning to look like a serious, very smart building. Just compare it with the header image, taken before the demolition. Click the image for larger, back to return.

And Now the Rear

This was taken on 3o November. From the road is it easy to miss the substantial houses behind, so here is a picture, taken on this very dull morning, of the view from the Co-Op car park.

Flowers by Design

This new shop has already aroused much interest, though sadly because of the lockdown trade will be difficult. There are five pictures in the slideshow including three of the inside. Sadly I did not have my polarising filter with me, so this slideshow only gives an impression, marred by the reflections. However, you can still tell that it will be much more than mere flowers!

10 January: Another visit to Flowers by Design, this time with my polarising filter. Sadly, it was not as effective as I had hoped, but here are two shots of individual items.