Crystal Palace Subway

The Crystal Palace Subway is the most significant and complete surviving structure from the Victorian Crystal Palace complex; the palace having burned down in 1936. Thought to have been designed by Edward Barry (1830-1880), the Byzantine style Subway offered direct access into the now demolished Crystal Palace High Level railway station, opening into the centre transept. The listed subway, with its elaborate fan vaults, concourses and approach stairways, has suffered from decades of increasing decay. We undertook a full condition survey of the building, providing a comprehensive conservation management plan, where architectural understanding was supplemented by archive research from our Historic Buildings Consultancy team. Significantly, we undertook a costed options appraisal to inform future restoration and conservation strategies, to help broaden its uses within its community and perform a more pivotal role as Bromley Council develops its ambitions for the redevelopment of Crystal Palace Park.

London Borough of Bromley