Martin's Yard - work begins March 30th

Martin's Yard, the Brockley Cross regeneration scheme from MacDonald Egan, gets underway this month. Formerly a scaffolding yard, it will be turned in to a mixed-use development, providing new homes and studio spaces and creating a new street in the middle of Brockley.

The Council approved the plans submitted last December without modification and the builders will begin to occupy the site at the end of this month.

Builders Oakwood are working to a 14-month schedule and the project will result in approximately 30,000 square feet of commercial and 30,000 square feet of residential space (47 apartments) being created.

This promises to be one of the most important developments in the area, at last creating significant amounts of live / work space in Brockley for self-employed people and small business owners.

27 comments:

mb said...

Homemade London comming home?

drakefell debaser said...

Hurrah!

Feel sorry for the bloke that is living in the upstairs porta cabin though. I noticed over the weekend he has stuck an England Flag over one of the windows to make the place feel more homely.

Oh well..

Tim said...

Great news. More bars/restaurants, a Sainsburys and a nightclub please.

Ed CPZ said...

The proof will be in the pudding but the mixture tastes good.

Brockley Urban Dogging Society said...

We note that the BUDS objection has not been addressed or even acnowledged. Urban dogging is growing in popularity whereas our "green space" enthusiasts are dwindling. It's the 21st Century people! We need facilities! Good to see that the telegraph hill skate park is open to a time share arrangement. Colin Jr is looking forward to the half pipe and riding the rail.

Anonymous said...

Is there room for another skate park.

Anonymous said...

hopefully no Tesco Metro and no Sainsbury (one over the hill anyway)

Anonymous said...

please not another tea factory.

Brockley Nick said...

What does that mean? In what way would / could it be "another Tea Factory"?

Anonymous said...

drab design and empty "commercial" units.

Brockley Kiwi said...

I'm struggling to see why you'd call the tea factory a drab design. I think the big floating green box adds lots of interest to many Brockley views.

I think the empty commercial units are more of a function of the local surroundings and local weak demand than the buildings aesthetics.

Anonymous said...

great,
hopefully a sainsburys and/or tesco too, think the units at tea factory empty as it's not in the best location for footfall and passing traffic can't stop (but I don't know the prices and facilities on offer)

Ed CPZ said...

I live in the teafactory as some of you know and it is dismaying that we have only one commercial unit open. I can't help thinking that when you consider how much local advertising we have and the traffic flows that some large but sensitive advertising in the windows wouldn't go amiss...

Oh and satisfying this morning was it seeing the BMW that is always parked on the pavement clamped. I told him he couldn't park there just the other day and he told me he had kids!

Anonymous said...

I still can't quite work out where this is...

BreakspearsEagle said...

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/ACOLLATEDOCS/36967_15.pdf

This should help.

Anonymous said...

acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/ACOLLATEDOCS/36967_15.pdf

Try again

Paddyom said...

Will this development include retail, as my understanding of these places is they are more for the likes of artist studios and SME start-ups...?

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

I imagine they come with B1 use and you will have to apply for change of use if you want A1 or A2.

salt beef beigel said...

Poster formerly known as Andy Pandy Pudding & Pie immortalised on p24 of that link. Hilarious. Sort of.

Anonymous said...

There the same people who now own the Job Centre in Deptford.

patrick1971 said...

@EdCPZ: you should know by now that "I have kids" is an excuse to do anything you like!

mk said...

B1 is business use isn't it? Seems like this will be more of a small business park than a "town centre" as it were...

Anonymous said...

It is not going to be a very wide street is it if you go and look at how wide the bit of land they have cleared is. There is a chap with a garden chair to sit on at the gate to check on the traffic on and off the site I guess. Best job in the world!

MJ said...

Hopefully it will go up quicker that Bridge House which is begining to draw comparisons with the Sagrada Família in Barcelona!

Brockley Nick said...

LOL. Yes, it's really dragging on.

G-Ant said...

I think the whole thing rather grim. The land is crammed to the max with ugly buildings that were fashionable in 1980s Rotterdam and I really don't think all these commercial units will be taken up. As I live on Drakefell Road, I have a rather negative view on this development especially as I get an apartment right behind my garden wall looking straight in. So much for public consultation!

Smell the coffee said...

public consultation does not mean that you have to please everyone all the time. It's a balance of benefits to dis-benefits. such is life.

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