Midland Bank and Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation: Ringway 2, proposed route C; map showing conceptual design of Parkway E primary interchange
|Location||National Archives (see all files stored here)|
|File base||Series HLG, subseries HLG 159|
It's not clear why the HSBC bank (then still better known as the Midland Bank to the UK market) had such a keen interest in the proposals for a major motorway interchange at Elmer's End in West London, but there are several files in the HLG 159 series that show they sent representatives to the GLDP inquiry on the matter. Most likely they owned land there - either as an investment, a site for later development, or something of that nature.
Elmer's End was the site of the proposed interchange between Ringway 2's Southern Section and Parkway E, which is better known to us as SCRPDR. This file contains detailed plans of the junction, which includes one of the very few places that we can accurately pin down the location of the elusive SCRPDR.
Contents of note
Plans of the motorway-motorway interchange and of a junction between Ringway 2 and a local road just to the north-east.
- HLG 159/2183 London Borough of Bromley: Ringway 2; proposed alternative route through Beckenham (1971)
- HLG 159/2388 Greater London Council: Ringway 2, conceptual design of Parkway E Primary Interchange; response to the comments of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (1971)
People with camera copies
Chris Marshall has a complete copy.