Friday, 30 May 2008

Millennium Plaza

These rather funky, urban looking apartments have just been built on the corner of Portland Street and Albion Street, right on the Inner Ring Road. To my mind its not the best place to live in Cheltenham but I bet there are good views from the balconies and more so the Penthouse. One of the apartments in this development is rented out as an hotel room, which is very odd in a residential building. Well it is round here. This new build sits on the sit of a former restaurant that was doomed from the start. The Millennium Restaurant was a space-age themed diner, and the building stood out like a sore thumb. It was built at the end of the 90's and it had a huge roof that was pitched like a birds wings in mid flight. I wish I had a picture to show you! The place only lasted a couple of years and sat empty for much of the start of the new millennium before being demolished last year. I don't think Regency Cheltenham was quite ready for the New Millennium!

5 comments:

magiceye said...

chunky apartments!

babooshka said...

These are the sort of building that could be any town now. Not very Cheltenham is it? Always good to see the parts of a town that are not necsessaily the prettiest,part of what daily photo is all about.

Lori said...

I like the balconies actually. As an apartment dweller myself I would love to have a balcony. I'm always jealous of people who have them! I would have loved to have seen the space-age themed diner you mentioned. That must have been interesting!

• Eliane • said...

I agree with Babooshka: interesting to see the different aspects of your city. Definitely not a building I'd like to live in. It looks a little sad and uninspired.

Neva said...

This is not a beautiful building but I would love the balcony if I had to live here! Are they full?

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