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    I'd love to know how much money the council wasted exploring and commissioning those studies.

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    To be labelled run down in Coventry, the Burges must be in a really bad state: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...esore-16290631

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    It is truly dreadful Lex. Yet when I was a kid it was quite decent.

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    It's a shame it's been allowed to get in such a state.

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    I'm afraid it's largely the council to blame. They have spent money elsewhere on vanity projects (city centre south for example), but neglected this once thriving part of the city.

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    Another piece of the city's redevelopment plan going well: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...arket-16807890

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    O'Boyle again! The man is an abomination.

    Before getting on with grandiose plans like this (that are likely to fail anyway because of the weather) Coventry needs to be made safe, the homeless housed, and the empty shops used. - And that's only the tip of the iceberg.

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    "The water park element of The Wave will also open in the spring for a number of test events in readiness for a full public launch early in the summer 2019."
    Well behind opening schedule and the building looks like an upturned baby's potty. - Totally out of character with the surrounding buildings.

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    Brutalist concrete would be much more fitting!

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    I must admit I quite like the aged brutalist concrete look.

    Many hate the old De Vere hotel (now Britannia) but I think it has a charm of its own.

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    This might make your day, Rebbonk; 2 million will buy a lot a lot of concrete : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49692090

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    I think they intend using the money on The Burges. It'll provide a few coats of paint.

    Talking concrete buildings, I was looking at The Novotel this morning. That's largely concrete sections and I think it's aged incredibly well. - It must be around 50 years old as I remember it being built.

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