|Picture from the National Archive|
In 2008, the building got a reprieve from the demolition man when the building owner, Capitacommercial Trust decided to defer the redevelopment of the building. Instead, it embarked on a facelift which resulted in the now familiar orange sight for office workers in the area in the past 2 years. They even added some food outlets on the ground floor and spiced up the few shops along the front.
Sometime this year up came the hoarding and down went the building.
|Picture from Capitacommercial Trust’s website.|
And those hoping that the building will replace the 700 car park lots, dream on. According to the information from their website, the building will only have 170 – 180 car park lots.