Friday 24 January 2014 10.06pm
Just read in southwark news that another part of my history is going to be demolished...The London Refraction Hospital or as most people on here know it as the Institute of Optometry in Newington Causeway
. This nice old building has been part of my eye care since 1960, I remember walking in with my husband and was seen straight away when he developed diabetic retinopathy and was given a frisnel patch without any charge or quibble, and that was because a Senior Eye consultant happened to be in that day.
Peabody Homes are going to plonk down a 38 storey Tower and 6 15 storey towers between Borough Road
and the railway line, a total of 550 flats, car parking offices etc. I hope the planned car parking mooted will be large enough for 550 cars! the flats will b e the size of shoe boxes.
Why cant we stop this relentless destruction of local history just to appease the money hungry developers...:-( pity the building could not be considered for English Heritage Status...