TQ3266 : 5 Bedford Park

taken 8 years ago, near to Croydon, Great Britain

5 Bedford Park
5 Bedford Park
Y-shaped office block with canted windows wedged between narrow vertical brick piers which project above the roofline, rather like finials.
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, 31 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3247 6617 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.7480N 0:5.8775W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3246 6613
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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