De-Listing The Groves

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  • #123093
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    Perhaps we can all get on with something worthwhile now as listing it as of “special architectural interest as a building of definite quality and character as a key example of an interwar girl’s grammar school in the neo-classical tradition (in a 1930s interpretation)” was never going to stick.

    If they had preserved it years ago then maybe but now demolishing it will save the Council Tax payer a pretty penny in a time when budgets are being continually cut.

    Well fought but a waste of time of money and an attempt to hold back the tide of inevitable change.

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #123095
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    Win, win as we are being awarded costs too!

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #123109

    wrexview
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    The front of the old War Memorial Hospital was saved and incorporated into the new Yale ( Coleg Cambria now). There is plenty of potential for the Groves Building to be treated in a similar fashion. The plans produced by Coleg Cambria showed some of the possibilities. If there was a will to redesign , refurbish and extend we could see a quality new educational establishment emerge keeping much of the buildings frontage.

    #123117

    Council Watcher
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    Have I missed somnething in this fiasco have the Save the Groves campaigners actually come up with any ideas for what they want the building to be used for…

    #123125

    zinger
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    A Museum for the Welsh FA International Football Collection with the grounds laid out as football pitches.

    #123128

    wrexview
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    Think there is a covenant on the site that it is only to be used for educational purposes. Not sure if it covers just the footprint of the buildings or the whole site.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  wrexview.
    #123140

    Matt
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    We all see and observe the world in different ways, I am glad you posted that picture to illustrate the point, as I see things a very different way. Sitting in that chair is Council Leader Cllr Mark Pritchard with the court of the wonderful Executive Board onlooking, as they attempt to hold back the tide of inevitable change. The rising tide, well that’s the people of Wrexham coming. Roll on Thursday 4 May 2017.

    Well fought but a waste of time of money and an attempt to hold back the tide of inevitable change.

    #123145

    99DylanJones
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    Covenant is on whole site

    #123162

    wrexview
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    So that would rule out any housing along Penymaes Avenue or Park Avenue.

    #123295

    wrexview
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    The re development of the Black Horse on Yorke Street is another brilliant example of what can be done with an old building. A good architect and a desire to adapt and rejuvenate the original building has created something unique. The Groves is a building capable of being redeveloped we just need to find a visionary with money !

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