I shudder to think what will be in old pub's place
I READ with amazement the article regarding the possible demolition of the Late Bar in Ford Street, Derby("Eyesore could make way for 'unique' show home to entice Europe's elite", February 7),
The architect of the nearly-completed office block across the road has had the exterior clad in copper, believing, possibly, that it will make it blend in and be more pleasing to the eye. Completely wrong – another blot on the landscape, just like the Friar Gate Studios across the road.
I am at a loss to understand, as this is one of the few areas in Derby with many historical buildings still being allowed to stand, how the planners can look at the plans for the two buildings noted above and think that it would be a good idea to let them go ahead.
The owner, if his plans are accepted, intends to demolish The Late Bar and build a showroom with apartments above. I shudder to think what this will look like.