Porthcressa Resident Unhappy With New Buildings

A neighbour of the Porthcressa regeneration scheme says she’s unhappy with the appearance of the work and living units being built on the former library site on Buzza Street.

Pat Hayden says nearby residents were assured that the height of the roofs of the three units would be lowered, following their objections. Pat says the middle unit looks fine but the eastern end is taller than adjacent buildings and that makes the Buzza Street homes look like “dolls houses.”

And the overall impression, says Pat, is that the development is lopsided.

She has questioned whether anyone likes the structures because she’s heard comments like ‘carbuncle’ and ‘monstrosity.’

Diana Mompoloki of the council says the buildings are all in accordance with the plans and they are a lot lower than the exisiting Porthcressa flats. She says there is a step up in the roofline but not a very high one.

And she says that with only the steels framework up, it is really hard to see how it will look when finished.


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