"Blackfriars Circus"

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Friday 7 April 2017 11.46am
Tesco Express. Exactly what the area needs 😤
Friday 7 April 2017 11.50am
Just what we need. It's such a pain to go the 200m to the one on Borough Road.

BTW With reference to the earlier discussion about the name for the area, it had a perfectly good name in the 18th Century, St George's Field - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vol25/pp49-64

Unfortunately, some property developer seems to be trying to grab the name for a ghetto near Paddinton, which I'm not going to link to because I don't want to help its search engine optimisation.
Sunday 9 April 2017 12.01pm
Does anyone know what shops are going to be on the ground floor of Brandon House, the new development opposite Borough Tube?
Sunday 9 April 2017 12.26pm
VHGBorough - there's a separate thread about the Brandon House shops here:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/211027

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Monday 10 April 2017 1.28pm
Is this the new home for the Council, they're the best act in town right now, and are they donating the Cabinet Office at 160 Tooley Street to those with 'learning difficulties' in place of the 2 care centres they're closing due to lack of funds?

How can 10 Tescos and 12 Sainsbury's be sustainable = 22 new 'local' retail outlets, how many can be patronised in one area, it should've been announced on 1st April - All Fool's Day!
Monday 10 April 2017 1.57pm
Rambling Phil wrote:
Just what we need. It's such a pain to go the 200m to the one on Borough Road.
BTW With reference to the earlier discussion about the name for the area, it had a perfectly good name in the 18th Century, St George's Field - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vol25/pp49-64

Agreed, it's depressingly predictable that we'd get another mini 'supermarket'. It's what people prefer over greengrocers, butchers, and bakers, sadly. Hence there are (nearly) none left.

I'd second that vote for calling it St George's Fields, as it was when Peabody started building their 'Blackfriars estate'.
Tuesday 25 April 2017 7.13pm
I learnt today that the buildings at Blackfriars Circus are named after people related to the Surrey Theatre (Royal Circus) which stood on the other side of Blackfriars Road from the development

The tower is named after the actor-acrobat George Conquest.

The Cabanel Apartments are named after the architect Rudolphe Cabanel.

The Ellis Apartments taken their name from John Ellis who designed the 1865 theatre.

The affordable housing is named after Charles Dibdin the Younger.

The section next to St George's Circus is named after the comic actor Delphini who managed the venue for a time.

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Wednesday 26 April 2017 8.40am
men men men... would be nice to see buildings named after women for a change....
Thursday 27 April 2017 11.11am
connie wrote:
men men men... would be nice to see buildings named after women for a change....

(Risking going off topic) They're not all buildings, but here are some examples named after women - Victoria Line, Elisabeth Line, Elisabeth Tower, Victoria Street, Victoria Station, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Queen Elisabeth II Conference Centre.

It would be nice to see some buildings named after women who've achieved things for themselves rather than by virtue of who their parents were.
Thursday 27 April 2017 4.44pm
Mary Seacole House in Lambeth?
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