Macklin Street Derby DE1 1LF
You’re a big man but you’re out of shape.
Conceived and wrought from concrete, glass and steel in the Swinging Sixties, the passageDr of time and Trip Advisor reviews have been far from kind.
They put you in a Quarter renamed you St Peter’s – but that’s only half the battle.
Once busy concourse and conference suites no longer ring to the satisfying clink of glass on glass, cash in till.
Nobody lays their tired head to take their well earned rest in your well made beds.
A hotel branded “utterly terrible” by reviewers on a travel website has been forced to close.
One visitor advised travellers to “run away from this hotel as far as possible” and others said they were “filled with dread” while staying there and spoke of towels smelling “rather odd”.
So so long to The Pink Coconut, Syns and the Mint Casino.
Derby Council has bought you all – awaiting redevelopment as part of the Masterplan to regenerate the whole area.
So here we are one more tinned-up inner city site awaits its fate – meet me at the wrecking ball.