Geoffrey Road development

Builders' hoardings have appeared at the site of 72-78 Geoffrey Road
Clearance has begun

As spotted by Fabhat on Southeastcentral, work has begun on Geoffrey Road to develop a new block of flats on the site of former garages at 72-78 Geoffrey Road.

Permission was granted back in 2008 and the builders have finally moved in in recent days, to clear the site.

30 comments:

Coney said...

I was speaking to a local recently and he said to me that there's a difference between the types of people that moved to Brockley before 2005 and after. The ones after are not particularly nice.

DJ said...

He's met everyone has he, this 'local'?

Brockley Nick said...

@Coney - did your contact arrive after 2005 himself then?

He sounds like a right charmer, writing off all newcomers in such broad, bigoted terms on the basis of an arbitrary point in time.

I "arrived" in 2006.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the local was about right then.

<=2005 = good, honest Brockley

>2005 = dishonest fare

DJ said...

Yeah, cos it's practically Hampstead out there these days.

max said...

What about those smack in the middle of 2005? Can anyone really trust them?

Anonymous said...

Surely all Brockley people are good and nice. Otherwise they would be living in somewhere like East Dulwich or Clapham.

Mb said...

2002ish. But I count myself "new brockley" as I'm prone to wearing Bikenstocks and reading the liberal press.

Anonymous said...

I wish this was Clapham...

Anonymous said...

@Coney - Did you say to him then that no one should ever be allowed move to the area any more then?

Brockley Nick said...

@DJ - not only met them all, but found out when they all moved in to the area and got to know them well enough to pass judgement on how nice they were.

If only I'd raised a mortgage a year earlier, I'd have been a much nicer person.

@Max, they're the worst kind of all.

Westsider said...

Doctor Who's starting in less than an hour and I reckon you've missed a crucial dimension - need to think space as well as time. If you only moved to Brockley from Nunhead in 2006 you're probably alright. If you came here from Nuneaton in 2007, you're stuffed.

Sarah said...

What about if you moved to Nunhead from Peckham, where you had lived for 20 years?

Westsider said...

hmmm... depends when, and what part of peckham

Brockley Nick said...

What needs further research is whether there is a causal relationship. Are people who moved here before 2005 nicer because they have lived here longer and therefore been exposed to Brockley's healing power? Is six years the threshold after which the Brockley effect kicks in?

Mb said...

Well it's taken two years but Lou has, if not love, a grudging acceptance of the ELL so there is something going on. I've heard pilgrims calling hilly fields the new Lourdes.

Anonymous said...

Is that picture Brockley's version of Through the Keyhole.

max said...

I think that to settle the argument this eagle-eyed local should write a guest post.

Anonymous said...

Presumably this will be site of another development to build perniciously snug flats with extortionate monthly maintenance charges?

Charlie said...

I arrived in about 99, but am a complete git. Does that throw the stats off?

Anonymous said...

I arrived in '98, and I'm lovely. But a right Chav moved into my road two years ago. So I think the local was right!

Headhunter said...

They've been clearing that site for months now, in fact I posted a comment somewhere on Brockley Central when they 1st started showing signs of activity back in Feb or something. I wouldn't expect to see flats thrown up there any time soon! They don't particularly seem to be in a hurry...

Hugh said...

I don't think 2005 marks any significant dividing line. Brockley has for much longer been a stamping ground for 20-somethings to accumulate capital before moving on to more avowedly fragrant lifestyles.

Anonymous said...

Pah

Anonymous said...

Show us anyone who moved in since who isn't into dishonest fare then, Headhunter!

Headhunter said...

Dishonest fare....? What?....

Anonymous said...

have lived in brockley for 45 years .and the people have allways been nice people.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the end of the horrible garages. Whoever is developing the site will make an improvement, which I am sure we will all appreciate. I've seen the plans and they look fabulous.....

Anonymous said...

Anywhere to see the plans? Seems to be gaining a little more activity at the mo...

Bob Dog said...

Used to live in Geoffrey Rd about 15 years ago and popped by to look at the new flats today (if I'm honest, to see whether they were a good investment opportunity). Really ugly and cheap looking - Jenga anyone? Massively disappointing.

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