TQ3265 : St George's Walk (1)

taken 7 years ago, near to Croydon, Great Britain

St George's Walk (1)
St George's Walk (1)
Inside a large, square development by Ronald Ward & Partners in 1962-64. It includes a covered shopping precinct (behind the photographer and visible ahead, TQ3265 : St George's Walk (2)), culminates at the east side with the-partly-visible St George's House (TQ3265 : St George's House, Park Lane (1)), and at the west side with a much smaller block (TQ3265 : 15-37 High Street). The front of the turquoise curtain-walled block is on Park Street.
Between the 1950s and the 1970s Croydon experienced a burst of commercial development unparalleled anywhere else in the country. The impetus was provided by the Croydon Corporation Act of 1956 which gave Croydon Council powers to develop land in the borough. A combination of improved roads, government incentives to relocate from, and Croydon's proximity to, central London, and lower rents attracted employers in their droves. By 1970 about six million square feet of office space had been provided in central Croydon. Development has continued since, but at a much slower rate. From a distance the skyline is impressive (the nearest this country comes to Manhattan), but the problem is that few of the buildings are of architectural merit.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3245 6549 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.3816N 0:5.9099W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3243 6548
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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