Outrage Sunday 37 to market

A commercial designer associate ranted about Morley’s Coventry Square markets: “heinous” was one of the adjectives. I was sceptical, as the pre-opening buzz was intense. Krazy Kym and I checked them out, and we are pleased to report they are a triumph.

The artists’ impressions were very promising, and the CSM website had all the facts: “Coventry Square Markets are one of Australia’s premier markets. Situated adjacent to Centro Galleria in Morley, the markets will be a veritable mix of restaurants, cafes and specialty shops. It will be a focal point for both local and overseas tourists, a meeting place for families, friends and a cultural experience for all.”

The media know a good story when they see it, and in 2010 confident predictions were being made CSM would generate “more vibrancy”. And it was thus: this report in the paper of record quoted the developer, a successful businessman, saying the project would “actually dwarf” something in Melbourne.

The art engages the eye before you’re inside.

These superb friezes are a feature throughout the markets.

The Friendly Industrial Arching Shed-ist Connecting Outside style is like a European cathedral.

Lots of stuff to buy, including boozies.

And dolphins.

And exotic fruit. Everyone involved is to be commended and our commercial designer associate needs to have a good hard look at herself.

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58 Responses to Outrage Sunday 37 to market

  1. vegan says:

    thanks defrock, i have been meaning to head down for some pics since i drove past a while back and was completely blown away with the utter hideousity of the exterior.

    a truly awesome worst.

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  2. Rolly says:

    How on earth do you manage to suck a pencil with your tongue so firmly embedded in your cheek?

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  3. Rolly says:

    Shedism – with embellishments – seems to be “High End” architectural fashion this Season.

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  4. Russell Woolfe's Lovechild says:

    Those friezes remind me of Pompeii.

    Unfortunately, thanks to Wait Awhile’s lack of geothermal vibrancy, we can only dream.

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  5. The Legend 101 says:

    Coverntry is dumb its too overpriced!

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  6. golden1 says:

    Is that Paris Hilton in the first pic?

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  7. Dylan H. says:

    Covering a building with scrap metal motifs does not make it appealing to either look at or venture into. Especially when it’s 37° and you’re in Morley.

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  8. shazza says:

    What the hell? Why all the fake Chesterfields?

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  9. Snuff says:

    Dolphins. Boozies. Dolphin boozies !

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  10. Fool, everyone know’s its ‘Pommagranets’

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  11. JaneZ says:

    The artists appear to have significantly underestimated the girth of the actual patrons.

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  12. pete says:

    Are those rugs on the floor for sale?

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  13. Martyn says:

    I used to work there, when it was still Coventrys.

    Nice to see virtually nothing has changed.

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  14. andrew says:

    u are all retards you build something better than coventry markets then if you think youre all that in the mean time suck on a carrot!

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  15. andrew says:

    do any chicks go their looking to give head ?

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    • Valerie Woodruffe Mullaloo dog beach says:

      No Andrew Coventry markets suck

      Suggest you cum to Mullaloo dog beach, if you see me and my rottweiler say G’Day Valerie are you and your dog “looking to give head”

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  16. Cat says:

    I actually like the outside. The inside on the other hand … those plaster moulding jobs make me want to barf.

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  20. WhoApprovedThis says:

    It really is the worst designed interior and exterior of any large scale building project in Perth. The shell of the building is fairly modern – enough to withstand the test of time for a couple of decades. It’s all the hideous embellishments on the inside and outside that has ruined it. Keep it SIMPLE! An absolute waste of an opportunity.

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  22. Darryl Gilbert says:

    Today Sunday 27th July decided to give the Coventry Market a try for lunch.

    What a disgrace. Couldn’t get in or out because of traffic jams both ways and wasted one hour. How frustrating.

    We found a parking eventually and went to the galleria. Why would we come back back to Coventry? There is nothing special there anyway, it’s a barn with small under stocked shops with nothing that the Galleria hasn’t got.
    Won’t see me there again – I would predict its entire closure by December 2013.

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  23. Wrecking_Ball says:

    Definitely a missed opportunity – Strzelecki Holdings Pty Ltd & City of Bayswater you have a lot to answer for! The only saving grace is that the structure can be easily demolished. Only so many $2 shops & traffic snarls I can take! Go residential or mixed residential\retail surrounding a large square suited to weekend fruit & veg market stalls. Pay homage to all the local immigrants & call it “Little Italy” while ya at it!

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  25. juantrak says:

    Spudshed and Coventry Markets deserve each other. Went to Spudshed Innaloo last year and was absolutely appalled at the utter crap they sell.
    If it’s cheap-arse you want, with little regard to quality. Spudshed is for you.
    Every product in the Shed is imported highly-processed garbage food from 3rd world countries, laced with enough preservatives and food additives to keep you higher than a kite for a week.
    Vegies that would be binned in any other shop are merely “ON SPECIAL” in Spudshed.
    Tony has one simple aim in mind with Spudshed – buy the cheapest crap you can find, from anywhere in the world, and sell it at just below Coles and Woolies prices.
    I’ll hazard a guess the bottom feeders who frequent CSM won’t know any different, and Tony will continue to rake it in.

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