Griffin Park Update

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Glad it's still there ! I know we've started to get used to the idea of the new one, but it is just so painful thinking about the end of GP and all those memories. I really don't want to see pictures of the bulldozers, it's too awful to contemplate.
 

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I wonder how long the grass on the pitch is now! Nana get the drone up mate! Lol
 

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Hasn’t it gone yet? An eyesore of the landscape. 😐
 

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The one of the back of the New Road stand got me all choked up. With the leaves etc. it just looks really sad. 😥
Yep, physically it’s still there but the soul has gone.
 

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The chopping down of the floodlights is something I really don’t want to see, almost like a public execution .
 
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The chopping down of the floodlights is something I really don’t want to see, almost like a public execution .
Why take them down? They would make excellent security lighting. Plus the latest plans that were shared by EcoWorld had plants growing up them.
 

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I always assumed the bulldozers would be in at GP as soon as we had vacated it and it would be demolished before we knew it. I never thought that months and months later it would still be there relatively intact. All very poignant and rather sad/ eerie really as if the old ground is still hanging in there to remind us of all the old memories and emotions.
 

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Why take them down? They would make excellent security lighting. Plus the latest plans that were shared by EcoWorld had plants growing up them.
Was it the actual towers or a nod towards them?
 
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Was it the actual towers or a nod towards them?
The actual towers. Well, tower, the one next to the Princess Royal. Not sure if they intend to retain the full height however.
 

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The actual towers. Well, tower, the one next to the Princess Royal. Not sure if they intend to retain the full height however.

This is the slide in question, I know it's only an architects impression but the dimensions do not look correct for it to be the whole tower. 2021_04_14_12_00_13_Eco_world_slides.docx_Word.png
 
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This is the slide in question, I know it's only an architects impression but the dimensions do not look correct for it to be the whole tower.
Exactly. Probably a bit of a risk to keep a 30m high steel structure that would need constant maintenance...
 

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Exactly. Probably a bit of a risk to keep a 30m high steel structure that would need constant maintenance...
They probably forgot to sketch in the 5G mobile towers that will gain them yearly income...
 
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They probably forgot to sketch in the 5G mobile towers that will gain them yearly income...
Interestingly, all the mobile towers have already gone. I was surprised given that would be a nice source of income before any floodlights gets demolished.
 

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This is the slide in question, I know it's only an architects impression but the dimensions do not look correct for it to be the whole tower. View attachment 24825
Haven't seen this before but very much smells of a graduate getting a bit too creative with the artistic images. As soon as a the hard nose commercial manager for the contractor/developer gets hold of it - I'd bet my bottom dollar it'll get canned in meeting no.1
 

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Not quite the correct thread but didn’t won’t to start enough. Especially for the second part
London Borough Of Hounslow

Temporary Road Closure Ealing Road 05/04/21 to 30/04/21
between A4 and 193 Ealing Rd

Braemar Rd Parking Restrictions at anytime between Ealing Rd and 23/24 Braemar Rd
12/04/21 to 31/12/23 for building works

Regarding Braemar Rd restrictions is this to allow for works on Griffin Park
 

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Will the open space be for public use (ie. Common ground) ? Would be nicecto be able to have a walk through it and have a picnic in one of the penalty areas.

It will be private land but will be open and accessible to the public. They've said 24x7 but I'd be surprised if that actually happens.
 

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Will the open space be for public use (ie. Common ground) ? Would be nicecto be able to have a walk through it and have a picnic in one of the penalty areas.
I might be being over cynical here but I'd be surprised if that space, despite being 'public', will be the kind that you'd want to have a picnic in or feel comfortable spending any great length of time. My guess is it'll have a fairly austere feel about it - hard landscaped paths, bordered shuberry/trees etc and a few benches thrown in for good measure. Basically the usual type of space you'd expect to find in between a row of flats rather than a park as the term 'public space' conjures up. But, I might be wrong, and the depiction in the artist's impression of the gypsy caravan and kid climbing a ladder to pick fruit from a tree might happen, I'm just bitter they haven't thrown in a monorail station too.
 

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Looks like the dugout canopies are still there. Surprised the club could not sell / donate them as relatively new and would have thought easily removable.

When you think about it im sure there would be loads of non league clubs that would love bits and pieces from the ground. So many seats, rails, bits of the stands that could be used. Just the taking down, transport and restructuring required that could be an issue. Clubs like Hampton & Rich, Hanworth Villa, Bedfont, etc etc must be able to re use some bits and bobs.
 

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Will the open space be for public use (ie. Common ground) ? Would be nicecto be able to have a walk through it and have a picnic in one of the penalty areas.


Probably end up with drug addicts and alcoholics......:(
 

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When you think about it im sure there would be loads of non league clubs that would love bits and pieces from the ground. So many seats, rails, bits of the stands that could be used. Just the taking down, transport and restructuring required that could be an issue. Clubs like Hampton & Rich, Hanworth Villa, Bedfont, etc etc must be able to re use some bits and bobs.
A few non-league clubs from some distance did take seats etc so I’d be surprised if local clubs hadn’t been aware and given the opportunity. If they didn’t avail themselves it’s probably because in fact there wasn’t anything they wanted.
 

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It’s started........it’s on Facebook but I don’t know how to share onto here. So screen recorded it....hopefully works?!

We'd have taken your word for it, no need to post such graphic content :cry::cry::cry:
 

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Shouldn't the thread title be changed to include 'Contains Upsetting Images'
 

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Winnie shouting and generally having a dig about tickets was enough to bring the walls down. Some say she was a pioneer in great customer service and an enhanced customer journey experience.
 

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A few non-league clubs from some distance did take seats etc so I’d be surprised if local clubs hadn’t been aware and given the opportunity. If they didn’t avail themselves it’s probably because in fact there wasn’t anything they wanted.
HRBFC too some of the furniture from Stripes Bar, or whatever it was called.
 

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When viewing the video of the crane, did anyone else have a vision of the monster from 'Alien'?

I've not been quite so affected by the imminent demise of GP as some perhaps, but that really brought it home. :(
 
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