Martin's Yard construction update



Demolition work at Martin's Yard took reader Giovanni by surprise when he returned home to find that the removal of a wall gave him a perfect view of construction from his back garden. So he sent us some pictures, for your viewing pleasure. It seems to be motoring along at a fair lick.

7 comments:

Not Conways said...

Usually quick builds means sub standard work.There's some flats on Brownhill rd built about 5 or 7 years ago with a crack an inch wide going up the side of the building, and now moving round to the front as well.They dont build them like they used to.

drakefell debaser said...

The developers were kind enough to fix my back wall and put a concrete slab thing on top to prevent further ruin so Giovanni will no doubt get a brand new wall.

The diggers are gone now and a crane arrived yesterday so things are moving fast.

When is it expected to be completed again?

drakefell debaser said...

Not conways, all they have done so far is demolish what was there before - a vast concrete floor. Hardly a sign of poor workmanship.

An Engineer said...

@not conways

Hmmmm... well the houses that are standing now after 150 years, are the ones that have lasted 150 years. The rubbish ones fell down or were pulled down years ago so 'not like they used to build them' is misleading. Quick/slow builds are largley a function of how quickley you are prepared to pay for, there is no direct correlation with quality. If so I would expect the flats at Brockley Station to be top notch.

Anonymous said...

Well said Engineer.You would expect the Brockley station flats to be wonderful, unfortunately though more of the bland.

Tamsin said...

There was actually a huge problem in the 18th C. with shoddy buildings collapsing into the street to the danger of passers by and Durham and Carlisle cathedrals are an odd truncated shape because relevant bits of them fell down after 50 years or so.

Nowt changes...

Ed CPZ said...

Good point Engineer; I imagine there will be a fair few snagging issues on the new station flats.

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