The Anonymous Widower

Starter Homes At Cockfosters

This would seem to be the final failure of a 1960s office development at Cockfosters.

It must have been about 1962, when I remember my mother telling me about the topping-out ceremony of these blocks by Cockfosters station.

They probably will satisfy a need, but it wouldn’t be my place to choose to live.

  • You may have the Piccadilly Line to Central London, but it is a long way. It takes 43 minutes to Leicester Square.
  • Cockfosters shopping centre hasn’t improved much since the 1960s.
  • I doubt that the development will have lots of parking.

But then on top of the hill with all the wind blowing from the East in the winter, it will be a bitterly cold place to live!

There are perhaps two good points.

  • The development is close to Trent Park for walking.
  • The buildings do seem to be structurally fairly sound.

But they’ll need to be, with all that cold wind!

May 30, 2021 - Posted by | Transport, World | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. If th numbering is sequential then there are at least 174 parking spaces.

    Likely to be bought to let and only lettable to ‘unreliable’ tenants.

    OTOH could be used by developers in central London to provide affordable units – just NOT in their prestige developments.

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | May 30, 2021 | Reply


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