Anyone know what's happened to the old police station on Crystal Palace Rd?
It's now boarded up. used to house some sort of special outfit, I believe.
perhaps it could be put back to use as a real police station.
Just a thought
Housed the Met's Firearms Investigation Unit for the S.E.
These have all been centralised now, at Empress State Building, near Earls Court
Think it was home to the infamous South East Regional Crime Squad, at one stage
The Met will be sure to sell it, along with all it's other fine old historical estate...
Would make a very secure private residence
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In an ideal world, the obvious soloution, it would seem to me, would run something like this -
Vacate LL Police Station, which as we know, now only accommodates Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs), the front desk, and possibly the odd Burglary / Robbery Squad (Not entirely sure about the latter, but do see the odd covert 'blues & twos' flying out of there occasionally). Either way, they must have an office each !
Re-open the old Police Station, which until a few weeks ago, was a functioning Police building, and re-locate the whole shebang in there. I'm guessing it's still got the makings of a front desk, offices, computer access, and the necessary facilities. Being a much smaller building,the energy saving possibilities must be huge.
There's a back yard for vehicles, it is still well located to serve the community (It was the pre-curser to LL, and is easily walkable fom the centre of ED)
And if all that weren't enough, if ever a building said 'We are the Police' it's that one
Sell LL Pol Stn for a tidy profit.
What do i know, just the thoughts of a citizen who has lived here on and off for the past 20 yrs, and who remembers the horses fondly...
I stand to be corrected on any of the above
Two houses on Crystal Palace Road near that junction are on with estate agents at asking prices of £900k and £800k
So it's very doubtful that the police station will re-open there - the location is much too valuable and anyway it won't get planning permission. Get ready for yet more 'luxury' flats.
The Met decided it would be cheaper to centralise again the Firearms Enquiry Teams as they were pre 1996. This means upheaval for most of the staff. No idea what is to happen to the building, have heard that East Dulwich P.S. will close due to the building on the verge of collapse. Or the CID from Walworth will move in whilst that station is adapted to hold prisoners or more of them.
Building cannot be sold as it does not belong to the Met to sell.
I worked in that building but couldn't hack the awful journey to West Brompton every day, which is where the Firearms Licensing Team is now housed, so chucked it all in. We, the staff, have no idea what the future holds for the building.