SU6452 : Network House, Basingstoke

taken 7 years ago, near to Basingstoke, Hampshire, Great Britain

Network House, Basingstoke
Network House, Basingstoke
1970s or perhaps early-1980s office block, slightly unusually in red brick, a criss-cross facade created by vertical brick bands and the window panels. Empty, I think, at the time of the photo.
It stands in Basing View Business Park, which sprang up largely in the 1970s as organisations were encouraged to relocate from London. According to the website, it was “dubbed the “Dallas of Hampshire” in the late 1970s, because of the striking concentration of high rise buildings”, which suggests to me a striking degree of chutzpah and/or self-delusion. In fact, I find it hard to believe that the concept existed outside the fevered imagination of one or two planners. The estate comprises one road in an elongated loop along which are strung out some twenty or so office blocks of variable quality, only one of which (Fanum House) could reasonably claim to be high-rise.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6445 5247 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.0649N 1:4.6552W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6442 5251
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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