Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Meanwhile, back in Saltaire, construction has started on the Jane Hills site that I mentioned a few weeks ago. It is going to be an orthodontics factory for Ortho-Care (UK) Ltd. (See article in local paper). There is actually (so far anyway) quite a wide space left between the new building and the old cottages, which I assume will be a car park. Even so, the view will be altered forever. The local residents have put up quite a lot of opposition over the years to prevent an office block being built on the site - but in the end they didn't win their fight.
I think the frame looks like a giant Meccano set. (Do you remember Meccano? Being a girl, I never got a set but I always wanted one! When I was a kid, it used to be made of metal. I think they still make construction sets but these days they're plastic and the firm has diversified into models and suchlike.)