TL1506 : Redevelopment off London Road/Alma Road

taken 3 years ago, near to St Albans, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Redevelopment off London Road/Alma Road
Redevelopment off London Road/Alma Road
Large-scale redevelopment taking place, seen from Alma Road. Originally bought by Tesco's to erect a large store, the arguments for and against had blighted the area for some years with an impact on existing housing in London Road in particular. Strong representations by residents and others resulted in the supermarket being rejected and the area is being developed with relatively modest housing.
Part of the site used to be Evershed's* Printing Works, with an interesting 1930s building, which, alas, has not been retained.

(*I think I have the right name but stand to be corrected as I couldn't find any of my St Albans guides to remind me!)

A more recent picture shows the building that now occupies this area - see TL1506 : Garden Square development
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 21 June, 2015
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Construction, Development  Flat landscapes 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1525 0685 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.9101N 0:19.9166W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1530 0681
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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