Trinity Square Development
What a disappointment ! Following the demolition of the ugly 1960's car park, something really special could have been built on this prime piece of land . We were promised a 'Piazza' and our imaginations took us off to the many beautiful ones to be found in France and Italy, but what did we get ? We got what is, as far as the 'piazza' elevation is concerned, the ugliest and most ghastly new building in the entire city, easily knocking the 1960's Littlewoods building on Long Row off of its perch as the previous holder of that infamous title.
So bad was it upon completion that even the leader of the City Council spoke out about it and a competition was run for suggested schemes to improve its looks. A winner was chosen and a few cheap and nasty modifications were carried out that only marginally changed it's unfinished, bland and depressing appearance. In my view this elevation should be demolished and started again, but of course that won't happen and city residents and visitors will probably have to live with this eyesore for another 50 years at least.
Whilst the Milton Street elevation is arguably the best of the overall development and is certainly cleaner and brighter than the old car park, I feel it is a very predictable and mediocre design and one that fails to do justice to this prime plot. Another lost opportunity.
This £70M complex was 'designed' by the international firm, Haskoll Architects and built by Shepherd Construction Limited.
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