‘Charmless’ buildings could make Worthing look like 1950s Moscow

I was delighted to hear that Aldi, Premier Inn and Pure Gym are falling over themselves to move into Teville Gate.

Thursday, 4th April 2019, 1:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th April 2019, 1:27 pm
The Ukraina on Kutuzovski Prospect, Moscow, circa 1955 (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)

But the sheer massiveness of the development is distinctly worrying.

Judging from the artist’s impression, it’s going to look a lot like Moscow in the 1950s and just as charmless. Do we really want something of that magnitude at the gateway to Worthing? I’ve always thought it was a great mistake to allow Shoreham’s Ropetackle development to be so intimidatingly large.

The Ukraina on Kutuzovski Prospect, Moscow, circa 1955 (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)

If Teville Gate’s general appearance fails to attract, no amount of hip, cool and groovy establishments are going to lure people into north Worthing to make it a success.

I hope I’m not too late in expressing my grave concern.

Stephen Webbe

Brighton Road, Worthing

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