Does it appeal?
Subject: Iconic view of the Strand redevelopment
As an Exmouth resident, I have seen many artist impressions of the ‘Iconic building’ that is apparently going to complete the Strand gardens ‘metamorphisis’ after its period of redevelopment.
Unfortunately, none have incorporated some of the existing awful shop front signage, including the pavement display outside Aladdin’s Cave.
Why bother redeveloping to attract more tourists into town if a small minority of shop and fast food outlet owners (who will benefit in the long term) don’t seem to share the town council view? Large numbers of tourists visit Devon Cliffs holiday camp each year but I can’t imagine they would leave the cafes and bars to travel into town for its natural beauty at this time.
Large amounts of money spent in an area will help but won’t make it attractive and aesthetically appealling.
Redevelopment only really works if the whole area is improved, half measures never work.
The next time you walk around town and the Strand gardens, look around and ask “is this really going to draw in the crowds?”
- 1 Devon County Council launch consultation for residents parking in Exmouth
- 2 Teenager tangled in buoy on River Exe
- 3 Exmouth nurse doing charity wing-walk this Sunday
- 4 For all our problems, we are in a far better position than most
- 5 Woman dies at scene of house fire in Exmouth
- 6 Will people talk in 40 years about the 2022 heatwave like we talk about 1976?
- 7 Local history: St John in the Wilderness Church
- 8 Somerset author giving book signing in Exmouth
- 9 New garden at Budleigh Library
- 10 Charities picking up the pieces
Hopefully I will be mistaken but then only time will tell.
To quote Tom Peters (famous business teacher): “Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.”
Mr Darren Kenny