Saturday, February 21, 2015

Leicester's New Walk Centre will be blown up tomorrow

The New Walk Centre, the two Seventies office blocks that until recently housed the offices of Leicester City Council, will be demolished tomorrow.

I cannot find the exact time of demolition online, but a wide exclusion zone will be in force between 6am and 6pm.

The Leicester Mercury promises a live feed of events on its website.

I went to photograph the Centre today. It is not coming down for aesthetic reasons but because it is so unsafe that no one will insure it any more.

With the windows all taken out, it looks rather like a multi-storey car park - perhaps the effect to which much architecture of its period aspired.

Still, I shall miss the old place, not least because we do not yet know what will replace it.

The last photograph below shows the New Walk Centre in happier days.

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