For those that have been watching the construction of “Cloud Living Waterlooville” over the past year, we can now see what “Maple Brook Court” looks like. Cloud Living’s externals are done and dusted. The external render is on the plasterboard, the TV aerial erected, and the communal satellite dish is pointing towards the clouds ready to beam Rupert Murdoch’s finest entertainment channels to resident’s television sets.
Lets get to it, no more beating about the bush.
This is no CGI mockup. The building actually looks like this.
Take a good, long, look, people.
I am sure the architect that drew up the plans for this building is well regarded in their field. Though I can’t help but wonder if the architect is actually a small child who received a bumper box of Duplo Bricks for their third birthday?
The key influences to the design must be:
- The aforementioned Duplo Bricks
- Thunderbird’s Secret Base
- Colditz Castle’s Ramparts
- The colour yellow
Go and take another look. See what I mean?
With a great view of the busy Maurepas Roundabout, Hulbert Road Traffic Lights and the rear entrance to The Co-operative Funeralcare, the residents will be spoiled a fine panoramic outlook.
The design is not sympathetic to the town of Waterlooville, a building has been created that does not match any of the existing architecture.
Now I know that marketing has to give a bit of a spin on things. But Cloud Living have a sales website, and on that website they have their own artistic view of what the finished building will look like. Either there has been a Zombie Apocalypse or everyone is now using Flying Cars – there are no vehicles shown in the mock-up, which you can view yourself by clicking here. This junction is a major with arterial route to/from the A3(M) and Havant … there are cars all the time.
I need to say that I am also not a fan of the atrociously styled houses newly built by Linden Homes on the other side of the carriageway (which thankfully innocently passing motorists are screened from viewing by well established trees and bushes) – the new Cloud Living building raises the bar and is now officially Waterlooville’s most controversial building.
I guess once you’re inside the building, what the outside looks like doesn’t matter, and I am sure there are buyers or landlords out there that think this block is the best thing since bread has been made available in slices.
The guide price is between £150,000 – £200,000 for the 1 to 2 bed flat’s.
I’m sure the block will sell quickly – and will become iconic landmark in it’s own right.
Congratulations for being brave Cloud Living. Good luck.