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The former job Centre building in Bath St will be the first building to be converted for University use for 100 students at a cost of 3.4 million and will be ready for September 2019.


Architects’ drawings, visualisation and a model of the first academic building will be revealed at a public drop-in session at 6a, St Peter’s Street, Hereford on Friday July 27 between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Members of the NMiTE team and representatives of the architects, Architype, will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the plans before a formal planning application is submitted to Herefordshire Council next month.

This is the result of the above visualisation 

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5 hours ago, Paul Jones said:

At last hopefully that eye sore will actually become something nice.

With 3.4 million it better be :Grin:

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Given the planning application confirms no external extension or alterations, and the building was extensively refurbished in 2013 by C J Bayliss for the Council, it begs the question what on earth are they going to spend £3.4m on? Is the gravy train already rolling?

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17 hours ago, twowheelsgood said:

Given the planning application confirms no external extension or alterations, and the building was extensively refurbished in 2013 by C J Bayliss for the Council, it begs the question what on earth are they going to spend £3.4m on? Is the gravy train already rolling?

Agree,a lot of money on one small building.
They have bought the magistrates Ct too in Gaol St so being three times the size I just wonder how much they will spend on that.
I'm thinking they will build the new main campus on the site of Gaol St car park.

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This is what they think it should look like, what a monstrosity!! It looks like some sort of cage and totally out of character for the area. 1244545843_HerefordUni.thumb.jpg.986687cc230dc1ee9ceade6c783c1ab8.jpg

What is wrong with these people...

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I do not think one person has posted a positive on this on the FB sites.  Just can't understand the thinking behind it absolutely truly awful. This is  just the first building they are going to bastardise God help Hereford.

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Does it slide down like a portcullis at night to keep the students in? (Or the locals out :) ) It really is truly a shocking piece of poor taste design - a carbunkle as Prince Charles would probably call it. Is Stevie Wonder now on the planning committee?

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It beggars belief how much they are spending on doing this building up!…are the rooms to be gold plated? I guess when it's not your money who cares about the cost…yet again taxpayers being ripped off

as for the design of the front of the building they might as well not both…its hideous & it would knock a million & a half off the cost?!

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Absolutely terrible - what on earth are Architype thinking?! When they put so much effort into the adjacent former Boys Home, this is baffling - it looks like a first year architectural student's doodle's and it should never have been let out their office. It does nothing, quite literally, save for blocking the views out of the building and screening the front elevation, which is a quite attractive modern classical design (with the centre entrance panel completely buggered by the Council over the years, obviously, but that can be put right). When it rains, water will stream down the boards onto anyone or anything below and then splash, stain and wear away the pavement. Just ridiculous and a complete waste of money to even get to this stage. Why is the current planning application for change of use saying there will be alterations to the building? 

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