Loampit Hill shop redevelopment

Following a threatened forced auction of 63 Loampit Hill (a shop on the corner of Tyrwhitt Road), a planning application has been submitted to the Council for the decrepit building's redevelopment. The application describes the plans as:

The demolition of the existing extension and construction of a single storey extension to the rear of 63 Loampit Hill SE13, together with an extension to the side roof slope, installation of roof lights to the front and rear roof slopes, elevational alterations to the rear and new shopfront to facilitate conversion of the property to provide a shop and 1 two bedroom self-contained flat on the ground floor, 1 one bedroom self-contained flat on the first floor and a self-contained studio flat on the second floor.

There are no documents to sift through yet, so we can't comment on the plans, but something needed to happen to this site to stop it rotting away and it's good to see that the retail element will be retained. Together with the rejuvenation of The Talbot and the demolition of the WP Stone workshop, Brockley's most north easterly corner has finally shaken off inertia.

With thanks to Tyrwhitt Michael.

21 comments:

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

I shouldn't comment on my own story but.......

The applicant's name is familiar and may well be a relative of the previous owner.

In which case the forced auction may not yet have taken place.

I need to check with the font of all Tyrwhitt Road knowledge Barbi in Taylors.

I hope to update you all tomorrow.

Sue said...

This is great news and long overdue.

I believe the previous owner's son is the applicant and that negotiations over repaying the Council for the money spent on the roof have taken place/are underway. ie No forced auction if the Council gets its money back.

Conway.s said...

Will be great fun trying to park in Tyrwhitt Road when those 2 development are finished.

Sue said...

I would think the impact on parking would be negligible, given its proximity to both St Johns and Lewisham Stations, and that it's smallish flats, rather than family homes that are being proposed.

Roy said...

People always Think that regarding parking, but look at someone like "ED CPZ" that posts here, he lives basically on top of Brockley station yet has a car BUT doesn't want others to park nearby.

Anonymous said...

I have never had a problem finding a parking space on that part of Tyrwhitt Road at any time of day.

Danja said...

Brockley's most north easterly corner

Isn't that a bit definitive - or is the Greater Brockley lebensraum policy being quietly dropped now there is SE Central?

Headhunter said...

Excellent news! Now how about a similar threat to Network Rail to get them to do something about the derelict "Ask Toes" building near teh station? How long is the council going to allow Network Rail to allow that site to sit and rot?

Anonymous said...

I suspect network rail wil say you and whose army.

Hugh said...

I notice the old shop bears the name Middleton. Is there something we should know?

Anonymous said...

Brockley's most north eastern point is the Greenwich peninsula, surely?

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

The drawings are now up on the Lewisham Planning website.

Looks OK to me, but the shop is pretty pokie - there will not be much cat swinging in there.

Anonymous said...

Shame about the dodgy dormer window, but can't have everything

It's a shame said...

Great news - but I notice they want to create a new shopfront - although the building is in a sorry state the shopfront is a good victorian example and I hope Broc Soc makes sure it is refurbished and preserved

Anonymous said...

I think if all the original tiles were still there they would have kept them themselves.

Brockley Nick said...

@Danja - even I am not monomaniacal enough to try to claim Lewisham for Brockley.

Anonymous said...

Of course Lewisham is Brockley, it certainly is for me when you're looking for the last train out of London Bridge of an evening. Lewisham Station - Brockley's Best Kept Secret?

Danja said...

I reckon you could take most of the way down Loampit Hill without too much resistance.

Mb said...

All we need is an old Izuzu pick up and a rusty anti-aircraft gun, we'll be snacking on finest lewisham ofal burgers by mid summer. Look what the rebels are achieving in Libya......oh.

Anonymous said...

Does Lewisham have anything akin to a Bastille we can storm?

Mb said...

Have you SEEN the police station? Subtle it is not. Even has some fab gates we can throw ourselves at. Not on tuesdays, thats pilates night and Antiques Roadshow rules out Sunday.

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