Kingston Telephone Exchange, Ashdown Road, Kingston upon Thames - Kingston upon Thames

Purpose built telephone exchange, built in 1907 and opened in 1908. Arts and Crafts style with an asymmetrical plan. The building has been vacant for many years. Planning Permission has been granted for a wider redevelopment, including the repair and re-use of this building and works are underway for conversion to offices.

Kingston Telephone Exchange, Ashdown Road, Kingston upon Thames - Kingston upon Thames
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: KINGSTON SORTING OFFICE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1080059
  • Local Planning Authority: Kingston upon Thames
  • Site Type: Communications > Telecommunication building/structure

Location

  • Building Name: Kingston Telephone Exchange
  • Street Name: Ashdown Road
  • Locality: Kingston upon Thames
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Kingston upon Thames
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Kingston and Surbiton
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Commercial company

Contact Details

Chloe Clay 020 8547 5418

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England