As a result of a successful funding bid to allow initial restoration work to continue on the historic subway, the Friends of Crystal Palace Subway have announced that the Sydenham based architectural practice, Thomas Ford and Partners, will lead the multidisciplinary team on the restoration project. It is hoped that this award will help to eventually remove the subway from Historic England’s ‘Heritage at Risk Register’.
Clive England, the project’s lead architect from Thomas Ford and Partners said, “It is a real privilege to be a part of this exciting
project, which will restore the historic Subway and provide it with a sustainable future. Whilst we work on conservation projects throughout the UK, there is something very special about being involved with such an important project in our local community, close to where we live and work. This project is the latest in a series of local, community-based, heritage projects with which we have been successfully involved including the Homestead and other buildings at Beckenham Place Park, and The Fellowship Inn in Bellingham.”
The subway will be closed throughout the restoration project which may be disappointing news to many of you, but we look forward to updating you on how the work is progressing.