Rubble Reports Summer 2018 – AGM, Art Schools, Estates and Stadiums

S.P.A.R AGM (Annual General Meeting) – South Thamesmead

00 Thamesmead Yarnton Aug 18There is much rubble being produced in South Thamesmead,
which on 14 July 2018 celebrated its 50th Anniversary
The above is on Yarnton Way, the S.P.A.R Annual General Meeting
will be held in the area September 2018, all members welcome, details to come

Sculptural Demolition – Royal College of Art

S.P.A.R Members in Battersea have been keen to observe the demolition
of the remaining older buildings at the Royal Collage of Art, Howe Street site

RCA 02Many rubble gems could be found in this sculptural pile

RCA 05Demolition commenced during the Final Year RCA exhibition
The new building is being designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron

RCA 04Unique evidence of art being created and now destroyed
These bricks are full of art and should remain in the new development

RCA 01The buildings were used by the college for over twenty-five years

RCA 06Old Rubble with possible New Rubble behind

RCA 07There is much variety of brick to be seen at Howe Street, Battersea

Regents Canal Rubble Giant

S.P.A.R was confronted by this spectacular pile, the remains of Ion House, on the corner of Andrews Road
and Sheep Lane by the Regents Canal in Hackney

Ion House Sheep 01S.P.A.R could not help but be impressed by this rubble found near the canal,
these were once garages and light industrial buildings


Ion House Sheep 02Although this rubble is all too well protected at least the sight lines are clear

Ion House Sheep 05A wonderful cascade of concrete and red brick

Ion House Sheep 04There is planning application from 2016 for it’s re-development but now
the land has been acquired by Aitch Group:

Ion House Sheep 03A message from a concerned citizen, this seems likely as the average for a
new-build flat in Hackney is £531,840! According to Foxtons!

Ion House Sheep 06Another visit saw this wonderful evening light on these
concrete slabs, lighting is very important for rubble

Tustin Estate, off the Old Kent Road, London

S.P.A.R noticed some fine rubble on Ilderton Road around the Tustin Estate

01 Ilderton Road
02 Ilderton Road
03 Ilderton RoadThis tangle of rebar should surely be preserved

Gala Bingo Gone – Hackney Road

Gala Bingo Hackney Road 01
Part of S.P.A.R’s ‘Rubble from Buses’ series here is a view taken from the
top-deck of the No. 55 – The building was originally an Odeon Cinema opened in 1939
it was then one of the earliest to be turned into a Bingo Hall in 1961 – It survived
unti 2015, and it is now to be a housing development by Hackney Property Holdings (they are based in Jersey)

Members Photo

John Lang West Ham Jan 18At the start of 2018 active member J Lang took a photo of this
fine stack the last remains of West Ham Football Club’s Boleyn Ground
it is now being developed by Barratts Homes, Newham Council
have purchased 211 flats of the over 800 for ‘affordable’ rent

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