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Report - Bishop Street Post Office, Leicester Sept '14

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by KM_Punk, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. KM_Punk

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    Designed by Julius Bradley and opened in 1935 to replace a Victorian Post Office close-by on Granby Street. It also acted as a sorting office for Central Leicester and Central suburbs. It closed in 2007 with most services going to WH Smiths on Granby Street and parcel collection going to an office on Campbell Street. In 2012 Leicester City Council purchased the property with the plan to use it as Customer Service Centre, to replace the offices on Wleford Road, but this idea has fallen flat on it’s face. It is now up for sale on a lowered price with the Council reeling over a £30k a year cost of keeping the building. In May 2013 there was talk of student accommodation, which appears to have also fallen through.

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    Cheers for looking:thumb

     

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  2. mattdonut

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    Nice one fellas
    It's a good un isn't it
     
  3. PopPunkJamie

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    Nicely done mate. I suspect we'll be seeing a lot more from this place...
     
  4. KM_Punk

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    Yeah, the roof is something else. Shame my battery died, not pro
     
  5. RichPDG

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    Nice one mate. Number 19 is a winner!
     
  6. The Wombat

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    nice one mate
    Numbers 3 & 4 are excellent :thumb
     
  7. stranton

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    very nice :thumbs
     
  8. georgie

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    nice one thanks for sharing top pics
     
  9. darn

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    Smashing pics you took there; stunning architecture, definitely not your average PO!
     
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