Student worship

Is it just in Cardiff? If you see any cranes on the horizon these days you can bet somewhere below rises the skeleton of the latest 21st century style of exclusive living… for students!

Cranes over Tindall Street [2]

 

So, how can we make appropriate provisions for these delicate modern day little flowers? A chapel to demonstrate our worship of their every need, including spiritual, maybe? Back in the day it was all about basement dive bars (or perhaps that was just my style of living!). However, here in Cardiff we may just have struck an ideal compromise… why not turn the place of worship into a bar cum restaurant?

Until we speak again, it would seem that most of the students that universities are now trying to attract can afford something a little more upmarket than my good old days of the pub crawl and kebab combination!

One thought on “Student worship

  1. I understand planning permission for student accommodation is less onerous than for other plans. And I’ve seen the tower in this photo has plenty of cladding. I only hope lessons have been learned following the London tragedy. Also it’s rumoured that whilst planning permission is easier to get for student accommodation, if sales don’t reach expectations the developers have no difficulty in obtaining change of use status!!!

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