Of course anyone walking anywhere near the site couldn’t help but notice that there’s lots going on, but what the website makes clear is that what goes up on the site is still in the planning stages and that we have the chance to influence that – hence Max’s interest. On the planning page it says:
The Council developed a brief for the Loampit Vale site and invited Barratt Homes to work in partnership on the scheme. A planning application is currently being developed and consultation taking place with key public agencies such as The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and the GLA.
Consultation is being undertaken with local residents and groups. Public exhibitions will be held in May (15/16/17th) to give everyone the opportunity to comment on the scheme before the application is submitted.
There are artists impressions of what the leisure centre might look like, one of which I hope they don’t mind me posting below.
There’s also a drawing of what the pool might look like, which definitely has windows.
Now whether the final plans bear any relation to these drawings is going to be important to keep an eye on, but if it does I’ll be a happy user when and if it’s up in 2010.