Bankside - Here we go again!

Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s

Bankside - Here we go again!

England E1 6FQ, United Kingdom

Created By: SE1 Stories


Bankside Yards is on the site of the former ‘Edgers Scheme’, a huge commercial development on this site in the 1970s. It was a giant computer centre for Lloyds Bank built on redundant railway land next to Blackfriars Road (just east of Blackfriars Bridge).

A strong campaign resulted in Falcon Point council homes on the riverside being included in the scheme. In 2020 the computer centre was demolished to make way for Bankside Yards. In the 70s intense development in SE1 consisted of office-led schemes.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s


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