1841 engine shed to be demolished
The 1841-built London Brighton & South Coast Railway engine shed at Redhill, one of the few remaining buildings of its type and age, is to be demolished in mid-2018.
The structure is currently used as a motor coach repair depot. Reigate & Banstead Council had refused an application for its demolition, but the decision was overturned on appeal.
Reigate Society says the building has a number of important architectural features, and that the demolition of the earliest railway building in the borough “amounts to an act of heritage vandalism”. It is calling for the structure, which is due to be demolished by developer Nordhus Properties, to be retained.