Works starts on Brixton’s new ice rink on Pope’s Road/Brixton Station Road

Works starts on Brixton's new ice rink on Pope's Road

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 .

Works starts on Brixton's new ice rink on Pope's Road

Hoardings on Brixton Station Road.

Works starts on Brixton's new ice rink on Pope's Road

Work on the rink is underway.

Works starts on Brixton's new ice rink on Pope's Road

Corner of Pope’s Road and Brixton Station Road.

Lest we forget

Brixton Pope's Road car Park: a last look at what we've lost

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?

Brixton Pope's Road car Park: a last look at what we've lost

Although it was undeniably useful, the car park was an exceptionally ugly piece of bleak modern architecture.

Brixton Pope's Road car Park: a last look at what we've lost

Brixton Pope's Road car Park: a last look at what we've lost

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