Former Brompton Road Tube Station Nets MoD £53m

By Gary Cutlack on at

Brompton Road tube station no longer belongs to the nation in any way, with current owner the Ministry of Defence agreeing to sell the West London tube stop as part of its latest round of cost-cutting measures.

Brompton Road was first the victim of cost-cutting back in 1934, when London Underground decided it was a superfluous stop on the Picaddily Line. It was then revived as a WWII command centre, helping coordinate efforts to protect the city from air raids, ending its military service as a learning centre for cadets.

It'll now suffer the shame of being redeveloped into flats with big windows for rich arseholes, the building world equivalent of being put in an old people's home and forgotten about. [BBC]