This has now been referred to CADW’s historic building inspector who is considering Waterworld for protection due to architectural interest and technical innovation due to its hyperbolic paraboloid roof.
Well done NJones!!
Does this go to prove that the consultants fees were not worth the money paid out. It should have been one of the fundamental questions raised in their research!
As for similar designs look at the link provided by another poster above to Scorer’s 1950’s roof for a petrol station off the A1 at Markham Moor, Nottinghamshire. English Heritage’s listed this structure (List entry Number: 1402678) in 2012 due to the fact that this design used this hyperbolic paraboloid structure and was deemed worthy of listed building status due to architectural interest and its technical innovation.
Another design is The Parabola (previously known as the Commonwealth Institute) (built 1962), High Street Kensington, London which is Grade II listed following threat of demolition in 2009 Click here
It looks like Jane Hutt has found £5 million pounds to help local authorities maintain leisure facilities, ring fenced of course! Where does the Welsh Assembly keep finding these substantial pots of money? I would prefer it to be spent on the Welsh NHS to solve the A&E / Ambulance waiting problems which is more of a priority in my opinion!
We would all love to solve the Health Service crisis but whilst we keep adding to our population we don’t stand a chance. Closure of all the leisure facilities will add to the crisis in my opinion.
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