Any thoughts on this new bench with it's attached advertising in the Talktalk/Sky/charity pocket square next to the Natwest?
I think it looks…extremely odd!
We worked on a scheme in North London alongside Steer Davis Gleeve in which they put the benches facing one another with planting behind so you can sit and have a chat with someone opposite you instead of facing out towards the traffic. It's worked, and there has been no anti-social behaviour. We think it looks great.http://dfm.steerdaviesgleave.com/home/ruislip-manor-local-centre-regeneration
Sydenham feels a bit of a hodge-podge with lots of money spent and little consideration about the spaces and materials used.
Is the Sydenham market now dead? Will it resurface in the future? How are the pocket squares to be used?