The council is consulting with Sutton residents to call the unnamed road Berridge Close. The road, beside the new Subsea7 building in Brighton Road, will be the entrance road to the car park underneath the Subsea7 building when it is completed next year.
He settled in Sutton in the 1920s to work on housing development for the London County Council. He invented equipment for the testing of concrete, based on principles which are still relevant to modern-day equipment used for this purpose.
Cllr Richard Clifton, Chair of the Planning Committee at Sutton Council, said:
“It would be entirely appropriate to name this road after this distinguished civil engineer who lived in a house on the site. Harold Berridge clearly had an interesting life, working on civil engineering projects to build the Hudson River tunnels of New York City and develop the port of Aden, which led to his being awarded the OBE in 1910.
“His inventions were important to the methods used to test the strength of concrete. This is a good way to remember our heritage.”
The consultation ends on Friday 27 November. Any objections to the proposed name of the new road should be sent to:
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