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Lead or Rumour info - The end of Megatron?

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by Muttley, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Muttley

    Muttley 28DL Regular User
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    Sheffield Council have published plans to redevelop Castle Market and this caught my eye...


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  2. Muttley

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    Surely Megatron is an important Victorian structure? I had heard that many cities were thinking of undergoing mass works to re-expose rivers to prevent flooding - which has been increasinging across the UK.
     
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    I bet they do all this and still forget about the old courthouse :crazy
     
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    That's a poor quality masterplan right there. It says [NOT PART OF THIS PROJECT] on the Sheaf bit and nicely glosses over the level change / engineering issues and the fact that there'll be an 20/25m high retaining wall behind what is noted as "Exchange Studios"

    It looks pretty rubbish generally: BBC News - Sheffield's Castlegate development plan revealed
     
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    I like this bit, "The extent of the surviving castle ruins is not fully known." - Knowing Sheffield council the whole castle is probably still down there. They like to build on top of stuff and forget about it.
     
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    Whether this will actually happen, who knows... but personally I think the idea of opening up any stretch of the river again is great. Would be a shame to see the 'Tron go (and I'm sure we'd have to arrange a massive wader-partay to give it a send-off!) but it could, in theory, help transform (no pun intended) the area.

    But it is Sheffield Council... :rolleyes:
     
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    I wonder if they'll unearth the tunnel from the castle to Manor Lodge :rolleyes:
     
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    Be a waste of time anyway... I didn't have my camera on me at the time, but it looked like it was just full of old trains... ;)
     
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    Isn't quite a bit of below the tran station & ponds forge anyway?
     
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    Think all the stone arches part is under the station and Ponds Forge... the parabolic arch is under that carpark adjacent to the Exchange building...?
     
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    There was talk about doing the same with Big Butts in Rochdale but that seems to be a non starter and has fallen flat on its face.
     
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