SU6452 : Disused offices, Basingstoke

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

Disused offices, Basingstoke
Disused offices, Basingstoke
A curio, a small glass and steel pavilion, the four sides composed of angled boxes so as to create sawtooth fronts. Now obviously derelict.
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
Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6428 5244 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.0499N 1:4.8017W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6424 5245
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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