Shut it you Slag!

Slagrove Place Training Centre in Ladywell is to be put up for auction by Lewisham Council.

GreenLadywell reports that the large building, which was once part of a vast Victorian workhouse, has been earmarked for sale for some time and has been given a guide price of £450,000, which seems like an absolute steal.

16 comments:

charamaroo said...

Your headlines are actually ridiculous :D

Tressilliana said...

I love them.

£450k does sound low but I wonder what state it's in. Is the pupil referral unit still in that building?

Anonymous said...

It depends on whether you can get planning permission or not,then it would be a steal.

Anonymous said...

I bet it goes for at least double that price.

Brockley Nick said...

I am just waiting for the news that it will be converted in to apartments, so I can use the headline: The Flat Slags

Brockley Ben said...

@Nick: nice!

Talking of flat conversions, the blacked-out shop/restaurant on Endwell Road (next to the "Fantastic" Morley) is now billed as being Under Offer and with planning permission to convert to two flats.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the original Morley tell them to bog off?

Tamsin said...

With another half million spent on converting it back it would make a lovely house - been to training there. Beautiful rooms and mirror image design - a staircase going up and another coming down. Not quite big enough for the one in the middle just for show.

Anonymous said...

@Nick er, lovely title, thanks for the link!
@Tressilliana no, it's not the big building housing Abbey Manor College, with flats around it, but the smaller one by the entrance to Slagrove Place, v near to Ladywell Tavern.

@Tamsin: I've never been inside there, I don't think it's ever been available for hire for community events. What is the capacity of the meeting rooms - big enough for a ward assembly in the conference room for example, or not really? And is it the kind of thing that English Heritage might consider listing, or unlikely in your opinion?

I can see the argument that it was expensive to keep purely as an in-house training facility for the Council, when there is also the town hall, the Albany, Laurence House etc, but wondering whether the local community couldn't have made good use of it, given we have a big estate with no community rooms adjacent to it - the smaller rooms could be ideal for homework clubs, community group mtgs etc. Then again better use could still be made of the facilities at the nearby Ladywell Day Centre.

It would be nice to see a good quality conversion of the Victorian buildings rather than demolition and a block of flats, but as far as I can see, there isn't much to stop a developer from demolishing the buildings, as it's not listed.

Anonymous said...

It should be kept for the community to use.

It is a community asset.

max said...
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max said...

Sue, wasn't that building refurbished about 10 years go with Section 106 funds from some nearby development?

I think a couple of years ago I was told this story by someone involved in the effort that back then brought that result, and was also told that the idea was that it should have been kept in some form of community use when instead it ended up as something completely different.

Anonymous said...

Hi Max
I hadn't heard that, but I only moved into the area about 10 years ago. Maybe someone else on here knows?

Tamsin said...

I've only been in the upstairs room which as I recall could cope with about 20 people boardroom style and could possibly manage about 50 theatre style. So not really large enough for a Ward Assembly. There were other rooms in use downstairs at the same time (we had to stagger our mid-session breaks) but I got the impression they were smaller.

If it is not actually closed for use yet, wander up and call in. They can always say "no" and might say "yes" if you ask to look around.

Dmjs said...

I have been to so many training events there - it's a fantastic building. Would be a really good community resource for Ladywell.

Anonymous said...

There trying to close the Libraries,so dont think they will be interested in keeping this building.

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