London was considered to be overcrowded and affected by slum development, made worse by extensive wartime damage.
It had successfully developed nine residential neighbourhoods, shopping and civic space and an industrial estate and increased Crawley's population from about 9, to 59, in 17 years. The north side also has three bays.
Broadfielf is served by various bus services including the hour Crawley Fastway bus service to Gatwick. The Broadfield centre works closely with a similar establishment in Bewbush.
Next to the stadium is Broadfield Park which used to be part of the Tilgate Estate. The latter is currently home to a Scout camp.
Broadfield is located in the south west of the town. History[ edit ] By the early 19th century, the market town of Crawley—founded six centuries earlier on the ancient London — Brighton road,  about halfway between the two places—was thriving as a centre of population and commerce.
At that time a planning application was lodged with Crawley Borough Council to convert the building into 12 flats. In recent years the neighbourhood has gained a more positive image with which many residents are proud to be associated.
There is also a community centre which is run as a charitable organisation overseen by trustees from the churches. It is bordered by Bewbush to the north, Southgate to the north east and Tilgate to the east.
Broadfield has one central shopping parade, the Barton, which is one of the largest neighbourhood parade in the town. Broadfield House was the hunting lodge for the estate, and the park contains a small lake and some woods.
The conversion of the road to a turnpike in the late 18th century had made both London and the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton much more accessible, and Crawley was the natural stopping-off point during the journey. FM and later, on Unlike many of the parades in the town, which are council run, the Ctawley is owned and managed by the shop-owners.
New Towns —planned, craeley communities on sites in southeast England with plenty of room for expansion—were proposed. A verandah supported on columns runs around the east and north sides and faces the lake in the park. Inas soon as World War II ended, government ministers and regional planning committees began to address the problem of London-centric living and employment.
Most windows in all parts of the building are jalousies.
It was one of the first free schools to open in England. For the first few months, they used temporary offices in London; but at the end ofBroadfield House still in use until then as a country club was closed down and put up for sale.
There is a mixture of property types, including private estateshousing associationcouncil houses and self-build. There is a wide variety of shops, a librarya church shared by AnglicansCatholics and Broadfield Christian Fellowshipa nearby mosque and a large medical centre. In a purpose built Sure Start Children's Centre was opened on Creasys Drive providing support and facilities for families of under 5's.
The Welsh Broadfieeld roof has prominent eaves. Broadfield was built in several stages and is relatively densely populated. They did not want to build new offices; instead they waited for suitable premises to come up for sale in Crawley.