Mixed use development proposed for Malpas Road


A new application has been made to knock down the Ajax Flooring Company building on Malpas Road, rebuilding it as a mixed use development, including seven flats. No documents are currently available online, but here is the summary:

The demolition of existing buildings on the site of 230-232 Malpas Road SE4 and the construction of a two storey building plus basement and roof space fronting Malpas Road and 2 two storey plus roof space terraces, comprising offices (Use Class B1), 2 two bedroom and 4 three bedroom and 1 four bedroom self-contained residential units, together with associated landscaping, provision of bicycle stores and 10 car parking spaces, with access onto Malpas Road.

Similar applications have been made previously and rejected on the basis that the buildings would have been too large.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sometimes get the impression that all property development in Brockley consists of how to turn existing business premises into very small flats.

Maybe that is the general idea, herd businesses to trading estates or business centres and shops to retail parks and mega supermarkets.

The rest shall be little boxes for City workers to sleep in.

Anonymous said...

HH, changing the current use into a community garden is a 'development' that requires permits, money and may well annoy the neighbours. You really need to start thinking before posting, you tend to come accros as a well meaning chap - just not a very informed one.

KFH said...

no i think it is unlikely to annoy the neighbours - the current chemical drifts and explosions do that. BTW I think this needs to be on the mews thread. And it is really arrogant of an 'anon' to tell another contributor that they are not well informed.

Node said...

Indeed I do think that putting the boot in to a regular poster like Headhunter, means that you could at least do the decent thing and have some sort of moniker if only to make responses to your comment easier...

Anonymous said...

Another opportunity lost to use one of the few available areas to build something more useful than few flats.

Good heavens said...

This area seems like it would be a great spot for a business like a studio or light industry.

What is a "residential unit" is that the new word for house?

10 car parking spaces- no mention of car club space).

Anonymous said...

I would just like to say that my garden is next to this land. I have had two years of problems with huge fires, my fence panels burnt down and workmen working all day on a saturday and sunday dumping lorries full of rubbish. The rear area (not Ajax flooring company) is being used as an illegal dump. Thank god for the Enviroment Agency who in March took up our complaint and have given the current leasees a warning and are now on the case. Lewisham Council have done absolutely nothing to help. I don't care if the devlopment is light industry or residential because nothing will be as annoying as living next to it in it's current state!!!

Anonymous said...

Documents are now online. Looks a much, much better proposal than the previous one. Designs are much more in keeping with the area, and they are houses, not flats. There's also new office space on Malpas Road, but contained within a building in the same style as the houses.

All in all, I think this looks a very good development. Interesting timing, given the discussions on the mews.

Wink said...

Thanks for sharing the link

Anonymous said...

@Wink

It's in the article. "A new application ... "

Anonymous said...

The scheme won't win any design awards but it's ok in a bland kind of way that will tidy up that part of Malpas Road.
On a pedantic level - I'm surprised the lintols above the windows on the roadside development are flat guaged arches when all of the window lintols down the street are segmental arches. Segmental is quite Victorian wheras flat guaged arches are earlier ie Georgian. On the rear elevs the lintols are cheapo soldier courses - nice. Must try harder March Design.
Here's an informative link to window arches:
https://environment7.uwe.ac.uk/resources/constructionsample/Conweb/walls/solid/section6.htm

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