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On 27 Jun 2016 at 8:16am AUNTYGOOSE wrote:
One of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen - a missed opportunity to build something architecturally beautiful for future generations.
On 27 Jun 2016 at 8:47am Harry wrote:
You might at least wait till it's finished. Presumably you feel the same way about most of the houses along Friars walk, because it has clearly been designed to fit in with the existing local architecture.
On 27 Jun 2016 at 8:48am neighbour wrote:
I agree. There are many interesting but well-behaved modern buildings around in this country and we end up with an awful fake Georgian style better suited to a Barrett house. The plastic double glazed windows in a style that went out in about 1840 are particularly nasty.
On 27 Jun 2016 at 9:54am Ben wrote:
It's good, not amazing. It could have been really awful. Too risky to go modern unless you have high profile architects. Remember the demolished magistrates building, that was probably cutting edge when built, but 30 years later....horrendous. Same goes for county hall, 60s cutting edge, would have been wonderous when built, but has it stood the test of time?.
It's fine for people to say it's crap and we should have had a landmark building, but where would the cash come from to hire such talented architects?
On 27 Jun 2016 at 11:04am Whatever wrote:
Whatever went up there somone wouldnt have been happy with it.....your never going to please everyone!! Just grin an bear it if you dont like it.
On 27 Jun 2016 at 11:30am JMMM wrote:
People complained about the modern design of the earlier application, now you complain about something designed to fit in with the existing buildings. Cor blimey! No wonder this country's in such a mess. You say one thing but want another when you get what you asked for!! Get a grip!
On 27 Jun 2016 at 12:43pm Peeping Tom wrote:
Let's face it, it could have been a darn site uglier. I personally cannot wait to rent a room and peep at you all from behind one of those outdated upvc windows. If booked early enough I reckon I could get a real vantage point and a cracking view of you all rummaging through the tat in Cancer Research.
On 27 Jun 2016 at 1:01pm Barratt Holmes wrote:
Love it Tom. Could've been worse, could still be a bridge and viaduct from Uckfield, trains rattling and screeching into Lewes.
On 27 Jun 2016 at 5:22pm Harry wrote:
Go and have a look round the back, from the car park. They have built a couple of bricked up windows into what would have otherwise been a large blank featureless brick wall.
Either that or the brickies made a mistake and corrected it by turning it into a 'feature' :-)
On 27 Jun 2016 at 6:01pm Monk wrote:
Should've all been bricked up like a monastery - well it is Friars Walk.
On 27 Jun 2016 at 7:02pm Lewes Voter 3 wrote:
It's vile and we did not want it, hence the tide of objections from all types of people. Independent small-scale accommodation is a positive feature here and we are set to continue this way. I have written a complaint to the council about a licencing issue that should stop it opening in any case, if not for a long time then at all. At least we might have less tourists in future now that, as I accurately predicted, we're taking OUR country back.
On 27 Jun 2016 at 9:49pm Harry wrote:
LV3 I must have missed the Leave campaign being against tourists. I thought it was just immigration. Really!!! Are you going to deny entry to people coming for a short holiday and bringing in hard currency to spend here? That is lunacy.
Well, I now realise rationality has gone out the window so I'm going to join in the fun.
What about trucks with foreign drivers bringing goods in? Are we getting rid of them? What about foreign birds? Migrating to this country every year, stealing the insects out of the mouths of British birds. Yeah, let's ban them. And Brussels sprouts.
On 28 Jun 2016 at 12:15am Me wrote:
I thought this post was about the premier inn! . . Now it's leaning towards the Brexit Fiasco so lets put this post back in the right direction. . . Let's wait until all the fencing has come down and the building is fully clear of all signs of work and the Premier Inn is up and running.
Everything about the externals of the building has been designed to try and gently blend in with the surrounding area, From the grey and red bricks, traditional looking windows, dark grey roof tiles, the gentle curve of the building by the roundabout, the uneven roofline and the traditional sussex flintwork panels set in the walls.
The best views of it in my opinion is from the mini roundabout in Friars Walk. It beats the design of the old lewes magistrates court house hands down and will age and weather well, along with its surrounding buildings. Strangely that is the back as the front faces the car park in Railway Lane!
Im biased you might say, Well maybe I am, but not in any form of Business, Financial or Political kind of way. I am only biased knowing first hand what the building will look like and the work that the builders, constructors, craftsmen and designers have put into it to try and please the masses.
Watch This Space.
On 28 Jun 2016 at 5:49am Resident wrote:
I agree the best views are from the mini roundabout but looking in the opposite direction.
Yes you are biased and need to look at PI from the precinct, whilst you are there go to Specsavers.
On 28 Jun 2016 at 10:38am busby wrote:
It fits in with the surroundings. I think it looks great, what did people want? Hampton Court.
On 28 Jun 2016 at 4:24pm Dubious wrote:
@lewes voter 3, when you say 'we didn't want it' who do you mean by we? I hope you are not pretending to speak on my behalf. It's is certainly not 'vile' either. It looks fine, very similar to the houses nearby, and certainly better than what was there before. And what's all this about a tide of objections? As far as I can see it's just you!
On 29 Jun 2016 at 12:17am Me wrote:
"Resident" I am going to look at the "PI" as you call it from the precinct in the next day or two and take a few snaps and post them on here and as for Specsavers . . . "I Can See Clearly Now But Others Are Blind"
On 29 Jun 2016 at 4:25am Resident wrote:
Please don't waste your time on my behalf. Accusing others of being blind, as they do not possess your, self admitted, bias is very offensive. Abuse is a sign of a losing a discussion.
Admittedly the design is slightly better than the totally out of keeping wood and glass building originally proposed, similar to Harwoods new showroom, fine for an edge of town car showroom. Developers submit a bad design, everyone objects, a toned down version is submitted which the planners say is acceptable and the town gets a poor design, until it falls down. That's the way developers work, but you would know that.
On 29 Jun 2016 at 3:11pm Excuse me guvnor wrote:
All the rooms for 5th Nov sold out straight away - when did that happen??
On 29 Jun 2016 at 3:53pm emmjaycee wrote:
From the website "explore the ruins of 1000 year old Lewes Castle or sample traditional cask ale at the historic Harvey's Brewery."
I wonder if Harveys are ready for all the hotel guests popping along to the brewery to "sample" their ales.....I have to buy mine....
On 30 Jun 2016 at 1:43am Me wrote:
"Resident" No abuse was ever intended only clear transparent observations, replies and views were put forward. As for "I Can See Clearly Now But Others Are Blind" . . It is a figure of speech meaning closed set of mind which has no bearing on a physical disablement.
No time will be wasted on your behalf taking the photographs of the "PI" from the precinct as I want to try and see what you can see. I am open minded enough to continue with this discussion knowing that I have not abused anybody or lost it.
Que Sera, Sera
On 2 Jul 2016 at 11:52pm ian freeston wrote:
whom ever was involved with the design conversation I take my hat OFF to, glad see what was there GONe
On 4 Jul 2016 at 12:35am Me wrote:
"Resident" I have recently been down to the precinct to view your ghastly "PI" and I took a snap against your advice! The "PI" is only visible from the Holland and Barrett shop or the Costa Coffee cafe looking towards the alleyway that leads to the carpark behind.
So unless one is a fitness, health or a sit down caffeine freak one will never know that the building is there. Once the scaffolding is ripped down and the ground unit is occupied, It will blend in like Salt n Pepper.

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