Friday, 23 April 2010
Environmental Injustice in Swindon
I bet the developers of the new Swindon Academy ( http://www.swindon-academy.org) wouldn't have dared build it so close if these had been large, expensive, detached homes. But they're not, they're affordable houses or council homes and now they have huge classroom windows within spitting distance of their bedrooms, overlooking their gardens and peering into their bathrooms.
Even if the building couldn't have been sited further away (which it could, there's plenty of land), why have the windows looking directly into these houses?
The upstairs classrooms could have had skylights instead or, at the very least, opaque glass.
Badly done Leadbitter (developers), badly done The United Learning Trust (sponsors), badly done Honda (sponsors), extremely badly done Aedas Architects.