Work begins on west side housing development

Early-stage work to redevelop a brownfield site on the west side of Brockley Station has begun.

The site, which has an entrance on Mantle Road, runs behind St Norbert's Road, and is currently occupied by light industrial units, due for demolition in the next couple of months.

Wandle Housing Association confirmed today that the two residential blocks, which were given planning permission late last year, should be complete in summer 2012. The 32 flats will be for rental accommodation, allocated primarily by Lewisham Council.

The site will offer 'limited parking' and the buildings will be compliant with level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, with 20% of their energy needs being met through renewable technologies.

Thanks to C for the heads up on this story.

13 comments:

The Cat Man said...

I notice on the plans submitted to the council that the developer has 'safeguarded' land for the new station entrance on mantle road! how exciting!!!!

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/ACOLLATEDOCS/57286_3.pdf

Ed said...

Is this one too high like the others? A friend of mine is a senior planner for Bromley and is critical of the state of BX generally when it comes to planning issues.

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Mb said...

I see Andy Grey is making use of his free time to dispense some wisdom.

Wider Implications said...

I know this has been asked before and I fear I know the answer, but is anybody thinking these developments through in terms of the wider implications? Take schools... My son goes to John Stainer school over the road from this site and it's catchment area last year was under 300 metres. With a one class intake, when these 30 odd flats plus the 34 that are in the other block etc that may reduce to 50! Not good news for wider Brockley. Meanwhile Lewisham is short of 500 school places for reception year... The biggest shortfall of any borough, I believe.

And then there are overstretched gps, transport capacity, other sevices etc... I'm not saying they shouldn't be built but the council is busy cutting public services not investing in them.

Anonymous said...

@wider implications
u have to consider that affordable housing has been systematically diminishing in Brockley over the last 30 years since the selling off of council housing etc. this is a rental block to fill that gap.

Anonymous said...

or some of it

Ed said...

Planning link isn't working...

Tressilliana said...

Brilliant if it fills a gap for affordable housing, but Wider Implications makes an excellent point.

Anonymous said...

Looks like another unit had been taken next to hair bohemia. There is some kind of potential meat counter in there. Kebab house or butchers? Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Just walked past and asked the man in there what it was going to be. He said 'Coffee shop, snack bar'. I have to say that I wasn't entirely convinced by his answer though. I know you shouldn't judge people on appearance but the vibe I got was that this won't be a coffee shop in Brown's/Broca image. Hope to be proved wrong.

Anonymous said...

will be open on the 28th apparently...

Anonymous said...

Anyone else got any news on this?

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