Jude unobscured

While still some weeks off completion, Jude Court's station-facing facade has been unwrapped and doesn't look too bad. It looks like it belongs on a university campus and it more wood-effect laminate cladding than we'd have plumped for, but it's a good deal better than the block on the opposite side of Mantle Road and has cheered up the view from Brockley Station.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just have to wait and see who moves in now.I suppose some have been given over too Housing Association.

Think CPZ said...

Imagine your picture without cars.

Think CPZ

Brockley Ben said...

"Jude de-obscured", shurely?

Anonymous said...

Nah, nah, nah, nah nah nah nah...

Ed CPZ said...

The wood laminate is horrible but the overall impression is fairly inoffensive. Looks cheap but then it probably is.

Anonymous said...

I think it looks better than the mock ups of the original plans and actually think it looks a bit nicer than the tea factory.

Headhunter said...

Nah, the Tea Factory has a solid, brick look about it....

Anonymous said...

I agree - it has cheered up the view of the station.

Anonymous said...

That's your opinion Headhunter but not one that I subscribe to. It seems i don't subscribe to many of your opinions.

Tamsin said...

But at least he identifies himself with them.

Anonymous said...

Oh shut up idiot. He doesn't identify himself at all. If it makes you feel any better then you can refer to me as Julie Big Tits. There - now you have a name attribute to my very important comment.
Julie Big Tits

patrick1971 said...

Loving the title. Very good. And, given the number of these flats going up, "because we are too many" may also be an appropriate quote!

Anonymous said...

@Tamsin - calling oneself a pseudonym like 'Headhunter' is not identifying oneself with an opinion as it is by definition a pseudonym i.e. not a real name.

Anonymous said...

I'm interested to know why Tamsin made the comment in the first place. It has no merit or value whatsoever other than to antagonise. Why get involved? I do wonder sometimes about people's behaviour online. I suspect they'd be much less bullish face to face.

Brockley Ben said...

@Anonymous Is that you, Julie? If only you had a pseudonym or something.

Tim said...

By calling himself headhunter he is, at least, taking on a specific identity. We don't know how many anonymous' there are, and which one is saying what. Calling yourself "Julie big tits" on a go forward basis would be great l, as that separates you from the other Anonymous'.

Danja said...

Are the last two angry anons also the anon known as Julie Big Tits or is this a cluster of riled anons?

oh dear - too rude for a monday! said...

'Oh shut up idiot' Seriously? Please see the acceptable comment policy, in particular 'Don't say anything on the blog that you wouldn't say in person to the people you're talking about'...
and if you would say that in person then, hmmmmmm.
I also liked this: I do wonder sometimes about people's behaviour online. I suspect they'd be much less bullish face to face.
Is that the same anon as the 'idiot' or a different one? You see how giving yourself a name (even a pseudonym) makes identifying comments and trains of thought much easier!

Anonymous said...

Listen to yourselves - awful snobbery on display in this thread, you should be ashamed.

Ed CPZ said...

@Julie Big Tits. In anticipation that you might actually try to comment on whether you subscribe to each of the numerous opinions on this site I'd just like to ask you not to. To quote Morris (again) I find your comments: 'rabid, pig-ignorant and stultifying ill-informed; thanks for those'!

A pseudonym can be a nickname and most of us are feel we are identified by those, grow up D-bags! (Nick can you swap Anonymous for D-bag and see if we get a better identifier uptake?)

shallow end said...

Free tonight, Julie?

Anonymous said...

I love how the people who have signed up are so defensive of the policy. You guys are the conservative element of this site. Anons are the radicals. Anyway the comments are only interesting when you have to guess whose said them.....

conscientious objector said...

Ed, one day you are going to fall off that high horse and really hurt yourself. Until then, stay safe big fella.

Anonymous said...

@Ed-CPZ. Back in your box sunshine.

Anonymous said...

I think Ed CPZ and Tamsin are actually the same person....

you don't have to sign up you massive doofus said...

Nobody has 'signed up' you just put in whatever name you feel like...

Anonymous said...

"You see how giving yourself a name (even a pseudonym) makes identifying comments and trains of thought much easier!"

If you're struggling maybe you should take up something less intellectually challenging.....

julie big tits said...

My tits aren't that big actually.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps anonymous comments should just be ignored.

/irony
/serious suggestion
/do not apply to this post

Ed CPZ said...

I feel a bit silly now.

Matt-Z said...

Jude Court offers a better view than the old industrial unit it replaced, but it's hardly an architectural triumph. Will the void between the platform and the bottom of the development be tidied up? It was always an untidy mess even before the rebuilding, it would be good to see a bit of greenery there.

struggling with what? said...

so, you can tell which anon commenter posted which post and if they are all from the same person?

Tamsin said...

So do I. I take all my comments back.

Nigel (BDS statistician) said...

@ Julie, I've always found them a handful

julie big tits said...

yeah but you've got weird small hands.

Anonymous said...

@ Matt.

I agree. The new build looks far better than what it replaced, but I wonder how well it will age.

Personally, I don't like these new builds. They offer not grandeur, no magnificence. There are no lovely details, unlike a terraced house. Most modern builds, are bland, and uninspiring.

As for the "open" spaces between it and the station, it would be wonderful to have some nice planting there. possibly some wood chip on the ground, and some trees. You can never have too much greenery!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention, that given this has a flat roof, I wonder why they didn't install a roof garden? just some decking with plant pots would be a nice idea. Or, heaven forbid, some grass!

don't like new builds? said...

What's the alternative putting up 'old builds'? Huh?

Headhunter said...

God. I write one comment about the Tea Factory and the entire thread lights up... Chill out anons, it was hardly controversial statement of the century

Headhunter said...

On seconds thoughts I've changed my mind. I rather like the design.

it's a shame said...

...and there are some of us who agree. I like the tea Factoiry too because of the brick and it's green unusual top floors.

Don't mind this building either - we could have had a lot worse - though agree that it lloks like a University halls of residence

Howson Road said...

I chose my title to idenify with a road...

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Headhunter said...

Ahem, no I didn;t change my mind! How do I copyright "Headhunter"?

Anonymous said...

I'm in the process of buying one of those flats, and I want you to know that the only reason I'm posting this as 'Anonymous' is because I don't want you all knowing where I live.

Tamsin said...

By going Google and coming up green - seems to be all one can do which is a bit tedious. The second "Tamsin" wasn't me, either.

Like Patrick's reference, but I hope the occupiers won't turn suicidal.

Tamsin said...

Sorry, I should take back that comment (and it really is me). They do look very nice on the plans and you are absolutely in the central hub of things with ready access to either the Brockley or Telegraph Hill sides.

Anonymous said...

The riff-raff are making this site unbearable.

Mb said...

There's one flat where you can peer straight through their window when you cross the bridge. Could provide some interesting sights first thing of a morning.

Modern manners said...

The cowardly anonymice are VERY badly behaved today, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

should have had a living roof...still could I suppose...

Anonymous said...

"These were large buildings with lots of windows, and they gave the impression of being
either apartment houses that had been converted into student halls or student halls that had been converted into apartment houses."

Toru Watanabe (AKA 'Anonimasu)

Anonymous said...

This building is terrible. The cheapest of the cheap with shocking detailing. A real missed opportunity to mark the arrival into brockley.

Anonymous Too said...

I'm in the process of buying (well, part rent, part buy) in here too, so hope to become a regular on this forum too... (hello soon to be neighbour Anonymous!)

For those who are wondering, it's a mix of part-rent part-buy, 'up to you' (where you rent and then are given the choice of buying, with your rent being backdated for mortgage, and pure social housing rent, running through L&Q.

The roof is flat and I understand that some of it is devoted to an energy efficient heating system. We are not allowed onto it. I'd have loved a roof terrace. I understand there will be some planting between the building and the railway, and will nag for this to happen should I get to move in.

I hope the builders give us all a copy of Jude the Obscure to celebrate. If you see me weeping into a cup of tea in the Broca, you'll know where we live.

Anonymous said...

Hello Anonymous and Anonymous Too, I'm also moving in whenever L&Q get round to it...

Beginning to get a bit fed up with waiting to hear anything about potential moving dates, but I'm also appreciating the time to pack and prepare for moving.

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