More and More Housing…

A lot of new housing and special care/residential developments have been completed in Carshalton Central ward in recent years:-

1) Coleridge Avenue, Poets’ Estate (4 detached houses) replacing one 1920s detached house.

2) Carter House/Denny House/Jennings House, 229-245 Carshalton Road/1B and 1c Shorts Road, Carshalton (44 flats) on site of a former terrace of 9 shops with flats above.

3) Nicole Lodge, 2 Carshalton Park Road (on the site of former Texaco Garage) (12 flats in a new “conservation-area-sympathetic” neo-Georgian block, plus 2 flats at no. 33 Pound Street).

4) Doric House, Carshalton Grove (11 flats).

5) Hillside, 163 Carshalton Road (3 new roof top flats above a 1970s block of flats).

6) Lakin Close/2-4A Rotherfield Road (6 new houses in the close, 3 new houses in Rotherfield Road replacing 4 inter-war detached houses/bungalow).

7) The Park/Corbould Close (conversions/alterations of former 1920s Carshalton War Memorial Hospital) (13 houses). In the Carshalton Park Conservation Area.

8) Ashcombe Court, The Park (10 new flats replacing former nurses’ care home).

9) Corbould Close (8 new residential care flats in grounds of Carshalton War Memorial Hospital).

10) Cedar Close off Salisbury Road (9 new mews style houses replacing former special health care bungalows/houses).

And there’s more to come:-

1) Cowper Avenue/Byron Avenue/Kingsley Avenue/Westmead Road (74 bed care home and some 2 storey houses on former Westmead House site). Now under construction.

2) Former Trolleybus Depot site, Westmead Road. Redevelopment/construction work still to start.

Parker Close as completed April 2014

Cedar Close as completed April 2014

Honours Mead, The Park – now occupied

The main building of the former Carshalton War Memorial Hospital is now completely redeveloped as 13 houses numbered 2-16 Honours Mead and 16B-16F The Park, Carshalton.  The former eight houses are accessed off Corbould Close and the latter five houses are accessed off the entrance road off Ashcombe Court, The Park. Here is a photo taken by Hamish on Sunday, 15th December 2013, 99 years after the outbreak of the war commemorated by the hospital.

Honours Mead now in residential use agaib

Honours Mead now in residential use again

Hospital Site redevelopment & conversion into houses

Some photos taken a short while ago by Cllr. Hamish Pollock of the progress of the Carshalton War Memorial Hospital site redevelopment into houses. 

The site is off The Park, Carshalton between the newish developments of Corbould Close to the north and Ashcombe Court to the south, both formerly in the grounds of the old hospital.

View from north side of the old hospital

View from north side of the old hospital


View from the west rear side of the hospital from The Park

View from the west rear side of the hospital from The Park

Carshalton War Memorial Hospital, The Park Planning Permission Granted

The Council granted planning permission on Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 to refurbish and convert the old Carshalton War Memorial Hospital building off The Park into a number of new homes/houses. 

Jill and Hamish as local councillors attended the meeting of the Council’s Development Control Committee at which the decision was made unanimously.  The planning permission allows for the demolition of post-war flat roofed extensions that are out of keeping with the original design and a number of landscaping improvements and of course a number of on-site car parking spaces. 

The site is located between the newly developed sites of Corbould Close and Ashcombe Court.

Detail of the Approved Drawings

The planning application no. is C2011/64809/FUL.  The description of the application says: Demolition of non-original extensions and refurbishment and conversion of remaining hospital building to provide three 2 – bedroomed, three 3 – bedroomed, six 4 – bedroomed and one 5 – bedroomed two storey houses (four with roof accommodation) involving new dormer window on south elevation and roof alterations incorporating rooflights and rebuilt dormer windows together with car, cycle and refuse facilities and new access road from existing access road serving Ashcombe Court.

Carshalton War Memorial Hospital Site

Hamish says: “I visited the Carshalton War Memorial Hospital buildings on Remembrance Sunday, 13th November (well, it was an appropriate day) as I was out and about delivering FOCUS leaflets in the area.  Here near Carshalton Park we have Ashcombe Court which was completed in around December 2010 is 10 flats built to the south of the old Carshalton War Memorial Hospital and backs onto the 1930s houses of Park Close.  We more recently have Corbould Close which was completed a few months ago and which includes 8 sheltered housing flats built to the north of the hospital. The old war memorial hospital building itself is mothballed pending its future fate for redevelopment.”

The Old Hospital Ponders Its Fate

Ashcombe Court flats as completed in 2010

Corbould Close, as completed in 2011