SU6352 : Space in Festival Place

taken 3 years ago, near to Basingstoke, Hampshire, Great Britain

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Space in Festival Place
Space in Festival Place
This unit was eventually occupied by Patisserie Valerie.
The shop then survived the collapse into administration on 22 Jan 2019 which lead to the immediate closure of 70 of the stores and the loss of around 900 jobs.
Town centres in 2008-20

I am sure there are many towns across the UK which are suffering from the economic policies being pursued. These images, I hope, will act as an historic record of how tough times were and how so many businesses came and went. And, sadly, who thrived.
More recent images could also reflect the impact of the post Brexit vote. When you pause to count the number of vacant sites it is really quite surprising.

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Date Taken
Monday, 11 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 May, 2020
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6379 5212 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.8806N 1:5.2264W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6377 5212
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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