(quite when it was last used as a shop, however, we couldn't say!)An application has been made to convert a shop at number 243 Lewisham Way into flats. The property sits two doors up from Meze Mangal, and next door to the much hyped and anticipated Turkish Bakery (although currently better known as 'the sea container').
The block is currently entirely boarded up with a makeshift car park to the front. It has been this way for as long as Brockley Central can care to remember - a sign suggests that it might have once been a cafe, but then perhaps that was nextdoor. Anyone care to inform us what it once was?
The application reads:
"The change of use, alteration and conversion of 243 Lewisham Way SE4, construction of an extension to the rear at first floor level and alterations to the front elevation, to provide 6, one bedroom and 1, two bedroom, self-contained flats."
Were the bakery in place, or at least looking anywhere near completion, one might argue that this empty shop would make a prime position for a coffee shop or *gasp* a Lewisham Way deli. However, lets not get carried away. One less eyesore on Lewisham Way, whether flats or not, is a small victory to getting the road in shape, and the plans seem sympathetic. Good or bad, you decide.
You can see the application here. If anyone has any further information, let us know.