One of the little explored pieces of Mitcham’s history is the Holborn Workhouse on London Road.
This covered a large site including that adjacent to Mitcham’s gem – the Grade I listed Eagle House.
The last remaining building is locally listed.
There have been a number of development proposals over the years and the latest is about to be decided.
It involves partial demolition of the locally listed building and its conversion into one bedroom flats along with a large new block of flats.
The previous scheme received a red rating from Merton’s Design Review Panel and we are not convinced the latest proposals are much better. They are too large for the site and do not pay enough respect to the setting of Eagle House or its historic walls.