Dollis Hill House

The front of Dollis Hill House, London, in sca...

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles has agreed to the demolition of Dollis Hill House.

It is a sad state of affairs that the situation has deteriorated to this extent. I think it is an important part of history in Dolls Hill. But I do also understand that over the years, it has cost a lot in public money to keep it totally unused and nothing viable has come forward, after many years.

The repeated fires to the House including one a few weeks ago has made the current situation even more untenable.

I spoke to a local resident who mentioned that there was a good opportunity around 15 years ago, when Beefeater were keen to develop it into a pub / restaurant. But according to my constituent, a scare story developed that they would tarmac a huge section of the park and after a backlash from local people, they were scared away.  

The truth behind this, I do not know. But I can be forgiven as I was probably in Primary School at the time!  

No date has been confirmed for its demolition yet.


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