Decision due on future of Wool House

Daily Echo: The Wool House. The Wool House.

BREWERY bosses will find out today whether they will be able to transform one of Southampton’s oldest buildings.

The Dancing Man Brewery has applied to the city council to turn the Wool House into a brew house and restaurant, as well as the city’s first tourist information centre since the old one was closed last year.

They say their plans will respect the surroundings of the 14th century warehouse, while also opening it up again to residents.

The grade I listed building used to be the city’s Maritime Museum, which was closed in 2012, and has since been used as a community art venue.

Southampton City Council’s planning panel is recommended to approve the plans, which could create 50 jobs, at its meeting today.

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1:03pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Peoples Choice says...

Good Luck to all involved in this venture! Would love to see how many people protesting it should be used for ' Arts ' have ever been to an art gallery and only wish to sound sophisticated!!!
Good Luck to all involved in this venture! Would love to see how many people protesting it should be used for ' Arts ' have ever been to an art gallery and only wish to sound sophisticated!!! Peoples Choice
  • Score: -3

1:38pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Peoples Choice says...

My sources tell me that congratulations are in order!
My sources tell me that congratulations are in order! Peoples Choice
  • Score: -2

4:15pm Tue 22 Apr 14

sotonboy84 says...

Peoples Choice wrote:
Good Luck to all involved in this venture! Would love to see how many people protesting it should be used for ' Arts ' have ever been to an art gallery and only wish to sound sophisticated!!!
Which member of brewery staff/associate are you then?
[quote][p][bold]Peoples Choice[/bold] wrote: Good Luck to all involved in this venture! Would love to see how many people protesting it should be used for ' Arts ' have ever been to an art gallery and only wish to sound sophisticated!!![/p][/quote]Which member of brewery staff/associate are you then? sotonboy84
  • Score: 7

5:37pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Not Southy says...

Sense prevailed. A scheme that opens up the building... decluttering and making it accessible to all (wheelchair / parent WCs, lift etc)... The new managers have invited the public to simply pop in - but a nice cup of tea is also available and finally - visitors/tourists in the old town area have a tourist info centre to boot!!
The only detractors were a bunch of arrogant art fascists who claimed it as their own... but now a venture for the people of Southampton to be proud of. With job creation as well -who would argue then with the unanimous decision of the cross party planning committee. Well done planners, councilors and the public who didn't buy the lie the so called arts people put about! I hear even one of the neighbours changed her comments during the hearing when she learnt the real facts of the case.
Sense prevailed. A scheme that opens up the building... decluttering and making it accessible to all (wheelchair / parent WCs, lift etc)... The new managers have invited the public to simply pop in - but a nice cup of tea is also available and finally - visitors/tourists in the old town area have a tourist info centre to boot!! The only detractors were a bunch of arrogant art fascists who claimed it as their own... but now a venture for the people of Southampton to be proud of. With job creation as well -who would argue then with the unanimous decision of the cross party planning committee. Well done planners, councilors and the public who didn't buy the lie the so called arts people put about! I hear even one of the neighbours changed her comments during the hearing when she learnt the real facts of the case. Not Southy
  • Score: -3

9:03pm Tue 22 Apr 14

sotonboy84 says...

Not Southy wrote:
Sense prevailed. A scheme that opens up the building... decluttering and making it accessible to all (wheelchair / parent WCs, lift etc)... The new managers have invited the public to simply pop in - but a nice cup of tea is also available and finally - visitors/tourists in the old town area have a tourist info centre to boot!!
The only detractors were a bunch of arrogant art fascists who claimed it as their own... but now a venture for the people of Southampton to be proud of. With job creation as well -who would argue then with the unanimous decision of the cross party planning committee. Well done planners, councilors and the public who didn't buy the lie the so called arts people put about! I hear even one of the neighbours changed her comments during the hearing when she learnt the real facts of the case.
There's nothing to be proud of, an important city building has been sold out to a pub, very simply.

You're clearly associated with the brewery so it's not surprising that your insults are still rife.

Just to clarify, the objections to the application ranged from individual residents, to resident associations to those that supported the building being used for a community space (not just an arts space). You would know all about the Facebook group as you & the rest of the brewery joined it with the sole intention of personally attacking & insulting any objective comment to the application. Not what I would call fair or constructive, just dirty which speaks volumes of how the pub will be run.

Nobody claimed the building as their own. The building belongs to the city, it will always belong to the city & never the brewery. These "arrogant art fascists" as you so kindly put it are a mixed group of people who wanted to see the building to continue benefitting the city & opening it up to the largest possible audience rather than taking it away & becoming he backdrop for a grubby pub.
[quote][p][bold]Not Southy[/bold] wrote: Sense prevailed. A scheme that opens up the building... decluttering and making it accessible to all (wheelchair / parent WCs, lift etc)... The new managers have invited the public to simply pop in - but a nice cup of tea is also available and finally - visitors/tourists in the old town area have a tourist info centre to boot!! The only detractors were a bunch of arrogant art fascists who claimed it as their own... but now a venture for the people of Southampton to be proud of. With job creation as well -who would argue then with the unanimous decision of the cross party planning committee. Well done planners, councilors and the public who didn't buy the lie the so called arts people put about! I hear even one of the neighbours changed her comments during the hearing when she learnt the real facts of the case.[/p][/quote]There's nothing to be proud of, an important city building has been sold out to a pub, very simply. You're clearly associated with the brewery so it's not surprising that your insults are still rife. Just to clarify, the objections to the application ranged from individual residents, to resident associations to those that supported the building being used for a community space (not just an arts space). You would know all about the Facebook group as you & the rest of the brewery joined it with the sole intention of personally attacking & insulting any objective comment to the application. Not what I would call fair or constructive, just dirty which speaks volumes of how the pub will be run. Nobody claimed the building as their own. The building belongs to the city, it will always belong to the city & never the brewery. These "arrogant art fascists" as you so kindly put it are a mixed group of people who wanted to see the building to continue benefitting the city & opening it up to the largest possible audience rather than taking it away & becoming he backdrop for a grubby pub. sotonboy84
  • Score: 6

6:21am Wed 23 Apr 14

townieboy says...

As a pub it wont last long. Too far out to be busy it will die of natural causes within 3 years.
As a pub it wont last long. Too far out to be busy it will die of natural causes within 3 years. townieboy
  • Score: 5

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