HAVING watched the Hepworth emerge over the past few years I must say that as I pass it on my way into Wakefield I just sigh with disappointment.
I have not had chance to visit inside and hope that it lives up to expectations. The exterior however is a ghastly grey blot on the landscape. It would have taken very little to improve a visitor’s impression of their entry to Wakefield but I am afraid the architects have failed on a monumental scale.
Whether you like or dislike Hepworth’s work it cannot be denied that she produced objects of beauty, what a shame Wakefield and Mr Chipperfield could not achieve the same.
Many people still think it is grim up north...this building will do nothing to change their mind.
High Green Road