Monday, January 6, 2014

Winchcombe Carson Woolstores, Teneriffe

We have previously looked at the huge Winchcombe Carson building in Teneriffe - once a woolstore, now an upmarket apartment complex. What I didn't tell you then was that the building was designed by Claude Chambers and when completed in 1911, it had 1.5 hectares of floorspace - enough for 20,000 bales of wool.

Here is a photograph that I found recently of the time when the building was being converted to its new identity. This picture was taken in 1997.
(Photo: BCC-S35-97191 1997)

I photographed the building recently and noted that once again there are construction workers climbing all over it. This time, as I understand it, they are removing asbestos from the building. The size of the building must make this a mammoth task and be a hideous cost to the strata title owners.

tff 

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