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
© Historic England

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