I was disappointed to read the slant given by the Herald on their coverage of conceptual plans for a new ‘tower block’ on Worthing’s seafront.
I spent some considerable time at the public consultation last week speaking with the architects and came away with a really positive message about what they are trying to achieve.
While I have every sympathy with local residents with the negative connotations drummed up by use of the phrase ‘tower block’, the architects are trying to give us an iconic building – Worthing’s very own Gherkin, Shard or Walkie Talkie - as can be seen on London’s skyline.
Through clever use of modern design and building materials, the building could really add something unique to the area and provide an awesome new addition to Worthing’s seafront. Let us not forget that currently the view is a large derelict concrete swimming pool.
I for one will be keeping a close eye on this project as it develops, but I think it would be folly to just dismiss this opportunity out of hand.
Councillor Michael Cloake
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