The Past and Present of Croydon's London Road

Slight postponement of November 2016 article

4 November 2016

I’ve regained access to an important source I thought I’d lost, and so I’m postponing my next article for a couple of weeks to let me include the extra information gained from that. In the mean time, here are a few photos showing recent construction on London Road.

Harris Invictus rises up on the old site of Croydon General Hospital, October 2016.

Since I published my article on the old General Hospital site, the new Harris Invictus school has progressed substantially.

Progress in rebuilding Royal Mansions, October 2016.

Rebuilding of the northern two Royal Mansions properties destroyed in the August 2011 riots looks nearly complete, though has rather overrun its originally advertised availability date of Spring 2016. It’s unclear why only two of these properties have been rebuilt, leaving a large gap in the terrace.

Housing on the old Half Moon site, December 2015.

The old Half Moon pub was demolished by mid-2014, and the scaffolding over the new housing built in its place was down by the end of 2015.

Housing on the old Bedford House site, December 2015.

Just across the road from the Half Moon, the housing built on the site of the old Bedford House was substantially complete a few months earlier.

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« 144–150 London Road: Panton Close
The land previously occupied by 144–150 London Road is currently the site of a small housing development known as Panton Close, completed in the early 2000s. The now-demolished property numbered 144–150 began life as a private house which was later extended multiple times, becoming a baking powder factory, a wholesale stationers, a GP surgery, and finally an auction house.
145–151 London Road: Praise House (part 1) »
The stretch of London Road now numbered as 145–151 lies on the west side, between Montague Road and Chatfield Road. I’ll be covering this in a mini-series of four articles, focusing on the four houses that used to occupy the site. In this first article, I also discuss the initial development of the land.