Burned-down house bows to the inevitable

The fire-ravaged house on the corner of Upper Brockley Road and Geoffrey Road is finally being demolished. Following a fatal fire last Spring, the house had been surrounded by scaffolding so elaborate that scaffolding companies travelled from miles around to marvel at its ugly splendour.

Now, work has begun to take it down.

The neighbouring MOT garage is a target for redevelopment, although previous plans for housing on the site were rejected by the Council.