Tuesday, 12 February 2008

New Build

Cheltenham, like many other towns and cities across the country, has seen an influx of modern buildings, some good some bad. This row of new build town houses is just off of Imperial Gardens and is an example of the sort of developments we are seeing. The Council is following government policy to build on unused sites (brownfield) in town centres before pursuing developments out of town (greenfield). Lots of disused spaces in Cheltenham have had new life breathed into them and the majority of new builds are quite sympathetic to their surroundings. The houses above sit easily with neighbouring Regency buildings and I think they add to the character of Cheltenham. Of course there are some new builds that are seen local as an eyesore, but you've got to take the rough with the smooth!
In the background you can see the Eagle Tower, home of the Golden Eagle from yesterday.

4 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Very nice town houses. Simple, graceful lines. I especially like the large windows opening onto the balconies/terraces. Delicate color theme, as well. Neat place to call home. :)

brian said...

These really do look like nice townhomes... our battle locally is new buildings made of metal. It looks ok in the country, but doesn't go well with the historical structures...

Lori said...

I like those townhouses. They have some very nice terraces. I wouldn't mind living in one. (I like your comment that you have to take the rough with the smooth. I'll have to remember that one!)

ShutterSpy said...

For newbuilds, these aren't bad. I've been to Cheltenham a couple of times and liked some of the buldings there. I'm glad they've tried to make this blend in rather then stand out.

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