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