Residents in the West Midlands are outraged at a massive “forest” construction that they call “absolutely absurd.”
Residents in West Bromwich, West Midlands, have slammed a new apartment building, calling the “vertical forest” “crazy.” The plan is still in the approval process.
Residents of West Bromwich’s industrial district have expressed their displeasure at a new 15-story eco-friendly structure known as the “vertical forest.” Currently, the property plan is awaiting approval.
The opulent ‘Wellbeing Tower’ will have 77 apartments, a podium garden, ground-floor businesses, and cycle bays.
Residents, on the other hand, have complained that the large structure, which will be surrounded by trees and hundreds of bushes, will “stand out like a sore thumb” in an area “wrapped in drab concrete.”
Buildings of this type are common in cosmopolitan cities, and countries such as Holland, Italy, and China already have similar designs.
Locals of West Bromwich, on the other hand, are opposed to the plan.
Locals have compared it to ‘The Public,’ another contentious West Midlands structure.
When it was erected in 2008, the £72 million arts centre was branded a “pink elephant.”
The huge ‘Wellbeing Tower,’ according to locals, is a bad idea because there is “not much to enjoy views of in West Bromwich.”
“I think this would stick out like a sore thumb in West Bromwich,” one person said. To be honest, it appears to be an eyesore.
“It would be fantastic in places like London, Birmingham, and Manchester, but it would look ridiculous here.
“We also require additional amenities, not just more apartments.”
“Residents living there will only be able to see the top of the bus station, Sandwell College, and rows and rows of empty shops,” he continued.
“The council should concentrate on resolving the issue of luring enterprises to the region first, as this is perplexing.”
“This appears to be another waste of money, similar to The Public, that may have been better spent elsewhere,” another person remarked. They haven’t grasped the significance of their lesson.
“Do our city planners take a glance around the neighborhood? It’s run-down and abandoned, and it requires more thoughtful attention than this.
“In a town encased in drab concrete, a massive green tower will appear totally absurd. Who would want to live in a posh eco-friendly apartment with a view of West Bromwich?
“I’m proud to be a Black Country girl, but there’s not much to see here, unfortunately.”
“If Sandwell Council approves this, it just goes to show how much money they waste.” Brinkwire Summary News