Park Langley shown within Greater London
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|London Assembly||Bexley and Bromley|
The initial phase (1909–1913) was laid out under the influence of the garden city movement with individual houses in a generous sylvan landscape. The layout of the estate and the design of most of the houses was entrusted to Reginald C Fry. Other architects who designed houses for this initial phase were Edgar Underwood, H. T. Bromley, Sothern Dexter, and Durrans & Groves.
The first roads to be laid out were Wickham Way, Elwill Way and Hayes Way in 1909. Malmains Way, Whitecorft Way and Styles Way followed in 1910. Around 80 houses were complete by 1914 although by that time H & G Taylor had been succeeded by The London and Kent Estate Ltd. This initial phase of the estate was designated a Conservation Area in 1989.
The estate development included a golf club (opened 1910) housed in the old LangleyPark Mansion and a tennis club. The mansion was destroyed by fire in 1913.
The estates most historically interesting house is 2 Whitecroft Way by Reginald C Fry – the design for which won the Ideal Home competition in 1911 and was erected at Olympia in the Ideal Home Show of 1912.
The famous Langley Park Garage (Chinese Garage) adjoins the first phase of the Park Langley suburb but was not part of its development.
In the last 10 years a number of new homes have been developed in the area in the gated communities of Langley Park and Langley Waterside.
In August 2012, Bromley Council granted planning permission for Langley Court, a £150 million regeneration scheme in Beckenham by the developers Altessen (a joint venture between Altyon and Essential Land). More information can be found at http://www.langley-court.co.uk.
Sport & Leisure
- The Ideal Home Through the Twentieth Century, Deborah S Ryan, 1997
- Beccehamians RFC