That will make a change

BBC NEWS | England | Tyne | Station to undergo £20m facelift

After much wrangling, arguing, debating and quite possibly a tantrum or two, the plan to redevelop Haymarket Metro station has finally been approved. This will replace the present rather dull round building with the rather alarming structure shown on the BBC page. An altogether larger thingy which will contain a restaurant and probably some other stuff.

From the artist’s impression, it looks like it will overshadow the South African War Memorial in a not altogether sympathetic manner. I’m quite happy to see modern, interesting new buildings, but I hope this one doesn’t end up looking like it’s been dropped in from another planet…

Anyway, I’ll have to photograph the current station and its surroundings before the demolition starts…