Despite a long-running campaign of opposition from local traders, work has started on a new ice rink in Brixton, located on the site of the old Pope’s Road car park.
The 56m x 26m rink is set to open in January 2012, and for two and a half years will serve as the temporary home of Streatham’s ice skating and ice hockey teams while Tesco’s controversial Hub project is being built .
Hoardings on Brixton Station Road.
Work on the rink is underway.
Corner of Pope’s Road and Brixton Station Road.
Lest we forget
Here’s how the site looked like back in December 2010 from a similar vantage point as the photo above. It sure is grim, eh?
Although it was undeniably useful, the car park was an exceptionally ugly piece of bleak modern architecture.