SU6452 : Viewpoint, Basingstoke

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

Viewpoint, Basingstoke
Viewpoint, Basingstoke
L-shaped office block with an outer concrete frame and ribbed concrete panels under the windows. Space was available to let 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
Saturday, 21 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6456 5260 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.1343N 1:4.5592W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6452 5263
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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