University campus is on target

Echo: The new building in London Road, Southend The new building in London Road, Southend

THE new 11-storey student accommodation block for the University of Essex, in London Road, Southend, is well on track for its scheduled opening in September next year.

The building, on the old South East Essex College site, will provide homes for 561 students, as well as a new underground car park which will be run by Southend Council.

It is intended this will serve as a partial replacement for the Farringdon multi-storey car park, which is earmarked for demolition to make way for a new Southend central library and extensions to both the college and the university campus.

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6:45am Sat 26 Sep 09

SARFENDMAN says...

Be nice for guests when it eventually reopens, to look out across a completely restored Pier Pavilion and Pierhead sometime in the near future. Those rooms at the rear will of course have stunning views of The Royals.
Sorry. sorry, only dreaming.....! Nice to see a lovely old building restored rather than demolished and turned into a 12 storey block of flats.
Be nice for guests when it eventually reopens, to look out across a completely restored Pier Pavilion and Pierhead sometime in the near future. Those rooms at the rear will of course have stunning views of The Royals. Sorry. sorry, only dreaming.....! Nice to see a lovely old building restored rather than demolished and turned into a 12 storey block of flats. SARFENDMAN

7:03am Sat 26 Sep 09

evilc says...

Fantastic that should help regenerate to town centre as a place for 'boozing and fighting' when the students arrive in force, and if they are scruffy and fall over they can blend in with the beggars and alchy's currently there.

And the Police who years ago used to clear them off can do their now 'New Labour' required Social workers act and be nice to them.

Still at least the Eastern European gangsters that currently loiter around the High Street day and night will make a good profit off them.
Fantastic that should help regenerate to town centre as a place for 'boozing and fighting' when the students arrive in force, and if they are scruffy and fall over they can blend in with the beggars and alchy's currently there. And the Police who years ago used to clear them off can do their now 'New Labour' required Social workers act and be nice to them. Still at least the Eastern European gangsters that currently loiter around the High Street day and night will make a good profit off them. evilc

7:11am Sat 26 Sep 09

SARFENDMAN says...

Another stunning award winning shoe box design just like the other one half way down The High Street.
Nice to see Southend carrying on the 1960's/70's high rise traditions. Bless 'em!
Another stunning award winning shoe box design just like the other one half way down The High Street. Nice to see Southend carrying on the 1960's/70's high rise traditions. Bless 'em! SARFENDMAN

7:14am Sat 26 Sep 09

SARFENDMAN says...

SARFENDMAN wrote:
Another stunning award winning shoe box design just like the other one half way down The High Street. Nice to see Southend carrying on the 1960's/70's high rise traditions. Bless 'em!
Sorry messed up, dont know how that happened, should be in another slot! College Campus.
[quote][p][bold]SARFENDMAN[/bold] wrote: Another stunning award winning shoe box design just like the other one half way down The High Street. Nice to see Southend carrying on the 1960's/70's high rise traditions. Bless 'em![/p][/quote]Sorry messed up, dont know how that happened, should be in another slot! College Campus. SARFENDMAN

7:17am Sat 26 Sep 09

SARFENDMAN says...

SARFENDMAN wrote:
SARFENDMAN wrote: Another stunning award winning shoe box design just like the other one half way down The High Street. Nice to see Southend carrying on the 1960's/70's high rise traditions. Bless 'em!
Sorry messed up, dont know how that happened, should be in another slot! College Campus.
Blimey! One minute it's under Palace Hotel the next in the right place. This web site has a mind of it's own!
[quote][p][bold]SARFENDMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SARFENDMAN[/bold] wrote: Another stunning award winning shoe box design just like the other one half way down The High Street. Nice to see Southend carrying on the 1960's/70's high rise traditions. Bless 'em![/p][/quote]Sorry messed up, dont know how that happened, should be in another slot! College Campus.[/p][/quote]Blimey! One minute it's under Palace Hotel the next in the right place. This web site has a mind of it's own! SARFENDMAN

7:14pm Sat 26 Sep 09

Southendman says...

Great to see this tory council looking after it's own (kids, relatives kidS, friends kids etc)! While a number of its citizens live in dives owned by foreign crooks! These are quality accommodation built for over indulged teens from middle class backgrounds those parents live in expensive homes barely a few stops along the railway lines. Yet the council doesnt have enough decent standard places to home the people that need them, not just to attend a few classes at college/university a week. DISGUSTING TORYS SHOULD HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME.
Great to see this tory council looking after it's own (kids, relatives kidS, friends kids etc)! While a number of its citizens live in dives owned by foreign crooks! These are quality accommodation built for over indulged teens from middle class backgrounds those parents live in expensive homes barely a few stops along the railway lines. Yet the council doesnt have enough decent standard places to home the people that need them, not just to attend a few classes at college/university a week. DISGUSTING TORYS SHOULD HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME. Southendman

11:00pm Sat 26 Sep 09

Max Impact says...

Southendman wrote:
Great to see this tory council looking after it's own (kids, relatives kidS, friends kids etc)! While a number of its citizens live in dives owned by foreign crooks! These are quality accommodation built for over indulged teens from middle class backgrounds those parents live in expensive homes barely a few stops along the railway lines. Yet the council doesnt have enough decent standard places to home the people that need them, not just to attend a few classes at college/university a week. DISGUSTING TORYS SHOULD HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME.
Er the site is owned by the Uni NOT the council the uni IS paying for the building NOT the council.
[quote][p][bold]Southendman[/bold] wrote: Great to see this tory council looking after it's own (kids, relatives kidS, friends kids etc)! While a number of its citizens live in dives owned by foreign crooks! These are quality accommodation built for over indulged teens from middle class backgrounds those parents live in expensive homes barely a few stops along the railway lines. Yet the council doesnt have enough decent standard places to home the people that need them, not just to attend a few classes at college/university a week. DISGUSTING TORYS SHOULD HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME.[/p][/quote]Er the site is owned by the Uni NOT the council the uni IS paying for the building NOT the council. Max Impact

9:39am Mon 28 Sep 09

DannyK86 says...

Reading bile-fuelled and ill-informed opinions on this site is what keeps me goign through the day :)
Reading bile-fuelled and ill-informed opinions on this site is what keeps me goign through the day :) DannyK86

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