Tyrwhitt Road corner site redeveloped [UPDATED]

As a number of readers have pointed out, 63 Loampit Hill, the shop on the corner of Tyrwhitt Road, is finally being redeveloped. Michael (not Tyrwhitt Michael) kindly sent us this photo of the work.

The shop had been derelict for a long time and the Council eventually intervened, repairing the roof and seeking costs from the owners. That prompted speculation in January that the property could be put up for auction. We're not sure what happened after that - if you know, please tell us.

UPDATE: TM has pointed us to the planning application, which was for:

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 rear roof slope, installation of roof lights to the front and side roof slopes, elevational alterations to the rear and new shop front to facilitate conversion of the property to provide a shop (Use Class A1) and 1 one 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.

As TM says, this means the retail floor space has been significantly reduced, which will limit the shop's versatility when the unit is finished.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lets hope its not yet another conversion to a residence.

NAT said...

The most recent plans posted up there were for a great number of small apartments and a (very) small shop.

Has this changed?

TM this time said...

You need to look for application no DC/11/77695/X.

It is for 2 one bed flats and a studio flat in the attic.

The floor area of the shop has been reduced by about half from when it was last opened and I fear is not suitable for many uses.

Lets hope I am wrong and someone makes something of it.

I had taken a photo myself to submit but Michael beat me to it. A case of great michaels thinking alike. ROFL

Hugh said...

What is the effect on local house prices?

Anonymous said...

Dear Santa, a cafe/bakery would be nice so that I dont have to trek all the way to the Brockley Mess or Maggies for a fry up. Thank you. Tyrwhitt Road Resident x

James said...

My view has always been that it'd make a ruddy good florists (funny that, seeing that was it's historic us). A smaller floorplate won't be a problem for that. A trading floor of 21sqm is VERY tight for a lot of uses though. 40sqm is widely accepted as being the mimimum that most retailers would be interested in taking on.

NAT said...

A florist might be about the only thing it's suitable for.

Theres a guy who, as long as I can remember, has sold flowers from out front of the building around the time of Mothers Day, and Christmas.

It's a bit small for a bookmakers I'd guess.

Mondee said...

How did they get permission for such a tiny unit then?! Lewisham council planning dept signing stuff off without actually looking at it? Again?

Hugh said...

A stand-up espresso bar like they have in Rome would be ace and have an obvious USP.

Mondee said...

Hugh, that WOULD be cool. That's the first sensible thing you've said in a while. I would definitely nip in there of a morning on my way back from the school run. However, it seems crazy to give permission to reduce the retail space such that it can ONLY be a florist or an espresso bar...

Hugh said...

Let's get crazy, yeah?

brockleyMAXdre said...

It's 63 Loampit HILL not vale...

Anonymous said...

In 1973 and before that forever it was a butchers shop, Middletons. The fittings were still there until recently. The windows are giant sashes and the outside hooks that supported the rails where carcasses were hung outside the shop are still there.

NAT said...

Thanks for that insight Anon.

The tiles spelling Middleton are still largely intact.
They were a cause for comment during the recent royal wedding.

I take it that the lady who lingered on the seat across from there was from that family.

Anonymous said...

No she wasn't... she was a tenant in the top floor. Her circumstances grew more and more bizarre, no water, no electricity, broken windows, pigeons, bin bags stuffed into holes in the front door, a guttering candle etc. Dickensian. Very sad, in the end social services broke in and took her away. I saw them doing it. She kept coming back and sitting across from the building. The people in the paper shop know more about her. The missing tiles might just have something to do with an antique dealer that used to live in Tyrwhitt and whose name was ???( begins with an 'm')

fidgad said...

I predict a nail bar.

Hugh said...

Is Tyrwhitt Road the new Clapham?

First the Talbot was redone for the yuppie crowd which increasingly dominates Brockley, then the old engineering lot opposite was razed for new accommodation. Now the corner shop is set to bring some dolce vita to the neighbourhood. At this rate the squat next door to the Talbot will be bought by Brad and Angie and turned into college dorms for their brood (with helipad).

Anonymous said...

any more news on what this retail space will be used for? It is starting to take shape now, the work has really improved the look of the corner (not hard, I know).

Any info appreciated.

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