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Ally Pally birthplace of TV project stalls - but is there a silver lining?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Carter Apr 9. 1 Reply

The AP project found they have not enough cash for the studios bit. This has being publicly admitted to local media. Sources tell me they ran out of dosh to the tune of £9m - the surveyors…Continue

 

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Clive Carter replied to Jacob O'Callaghan's discussion Ally Pally birthplace of TV project stalls - but is there a silver lining?
"I much hope that the opportunity will be taken to reconsider the previous plans, that called for the demolition of the last remaining, original features of the 1936 BBC TV studios. Admittedly, the bricked-in arches are not pretty, but in my opinion,…"
Apr 9
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Ally Pally birthplace of TV project stalls - but is there a silver lining?

The AP project found they have not enough cash for the studios bit. This has being publicly admitted to local media. Sources tell me they ran out of dosh to the tune of £9m - the surveyors underestimated the costs.The AP project spin is that the project still within budget and they are just "rescoping" the project to l;eave out the studios! But the media are getting that the studios bit was the USP of the whole thing ...The silver lining is that there is now a bit of time to for conservatonists…See More
Apr 6
Jacob O'Callaghan replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Useless local authority Chief Exec seeks new post
"Mr Travers is a local lad - went to Barnet from - where else - our own dear Borough, in which he was Director of Finance.  His brother Ben wrote the interesting but long out of print Book of Crouch End.  Perhaps if Mr Walkley seeks…"
May 19, 2016
Jacob O'Callaghan replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Middey's in what was Crouch End Kitchen which was Spiazzo
"This is worrying. The building forms an essential side of the "agora" of the Hornsey Town Hall complex and its design is in the same modernist Thirties style as the Grade II*-listed main building. If details have been demolished Haringey…"
Feb 27, 2016
Jacob O'Callaghan replied to Adrian Essex's discussion JEWSON’S HORNSEY TO DEMOLISH HISTORIC LOTUS SHOWROOM
"The best hope is that this site is nationally listed as of historic interest. Someone - Lesley and/or the new Crouch End forum - should write ASAP to English Heritage asking for it to be spot-listed, enclosing all the photographs and historic…"
Feb 11, 2015
Jacob O'Callaghan replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Two different views of a development at Alexandra Palace
"I support what Adrian has written. If you have seen The Imitation Game, the brilliant film about the Bletchley Park de-cypters, who may well have shortened the war and saved thousands of lives (if you haven't I urge you to…"
Dec 7, 2014
Jacob O'Callaghan replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Alexandra Palace - dramatic changes to a listed and historic building
"Adrian, thank you for this succinct summary of the issues. I wrote the recent article in the Ham and High about the proposals: “Let’s conserve the Studios, warts and all”. I argued that it boils down to which is more important in…"
Dec 1, 2014
Jacob O'Callaghan replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Alexandra Palace - dramatic changes to a listed and historic building
"On the contrary, in 31.3 you can see the space in the wall where the booth protruded into the studio; the tap that supplied the water.. not pretty, but industrial archeology rarely is ... But who cares about a scientific milestone, as long as the…"
Dec 1, 2014
Jacob O'Callaghan replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Alexandra Palace - dramatic changes to a listed and historic building
"I think Clive is saying that physical survivals of an important and unique piece of history exist. You may know that the current Government guidance on conservation (the NPPF) states: "Where there is evidence of deliberate neglect of or damage…"
Dec 1, 2014

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