180 Brockley Road proposals - reaction

The plans for the redevelopment of the MOT garage in Brockley's Neighbourhood Local Centre are presented today at Toads Mouth Too cafe, Coulgate Street, from 3pm-7pm. Since the thread announcing the proposal has already generated a mountain of speculative comment, we thought it would be worth creating a fresh thread for people who've seen the plans to react to them.

The Brockley Society and the Brockley Cross Action Group have both seen the plans and offered them a cautious welcome, although both want to see more detail and a response to their feedback. The Brockley Society says:

Brockley Society welcomes the opportunity to have an imaginative design for something appropriate to the area on this very important development site and that we look forward to fruitful consultation.

The Brockley Cross Action Group says:

The development has great potential to regenerate the heart of Brockley but the overall impact needs careful consideration as it moves through the planning stages. BXAG are very positive about the developer's proposal to redesign Coulgate St as a pedestrian friendly street as part of the development, something we have long campaigned for and work that would greatly improve the station area. So at present we are supportive of the development in principle but there are several details that require further scrutiny.

Our aim is to coordinate our response with that of the Brockley Society - that process has already started.

Tell us what you think.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you post up the plan / photos of it for people who can't get to TM2 today?

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, will update the site with visuals soon. I don't know if I will be able to get away from work in time to see the exhibition, so if anyone wants to email me any photos from the event, that would be helpful to share with people.

The Equalizer said...

I read somewhere the The Brockley Society and the Brockley Cross Action Group have links to the BNP, the Illuminati and the Lewisham branch of the Conservative Party.

BrockleyKate said...

Nick - I might pop along in a bit. Will take some notes and post up here.

Brockley Nick said...

Thanks Kate.

Mb said...

Not a top ten issue but it would be nice to plant a seed about trying to retain or replace the murals.....in my opinion which to be fare is normally correct..

BrockleyKate said...

Oh don't worry MB, I am ONTO the whole mural issue :-D In fact, that's my prime reason for going down there.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha

Joel Knight said...

My comment - if the Architects could design a building to use some of the existing structure it could make the plot an exciting development. May be turn the far left garages into a bar? Open up the walls to make windows etc. Some interesting design would be good. Not just a large block in place of the garage.

Matt-Z said...

The artist who did the murals which face the railway, 'Known', is still around these parts. Whether he'd want to redo them in a new spot, who knows. Indeed if demolition and replacement was to occur perhaps a new artist should be chosen to create something fresh.

Anonymous said...

Everyone wants to be an architect.

Murals? Perspective people!

Anonymous said...

I hope the new attraction isn't something really mung. Sounds like we're losing an important carriageway to that lot.

Anonymous said...

". May be turn the far left garages into a bar? Open up the walls to make windows etc. Some interesting design would be good. Not just a large block in place of the garage."

Sounds a bit Shoredditch-Twatty,

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of using the garage as a bar ... *like*

Joel Knight said...

Excellent comments from the anonymous "Shoreditch Twatty" above. The left hand garages are always in sunlight, and would be an excellent location for outside drinking/eating/etc. Using SOME of the existing building would be efficient interesting clever design rather than your standard block buildings. East London is the centre of the London Design community so why not get inspired and influenced by that area?

Anonymous said...

The chance to get rid of the murals is the best thing about it.

Rach said...

Presumably whoever is buying the lot intends to make a profit and the owners have sold at a good price considering the development prospects.

Maybe Joel can buy the lot at the current market price to open up his little bar?

Anonymous said...

East London is full of twats.

And it's only a short tube journey away when you need to air your vintage tracksuit out.

Anonymous said...

it would be so unfunny to comment that perhaps the new erection(s) might be called 'mungly towers', so it's just as well I won't

Danja said...

You get a mark for self-awareness, but lose one for lack of self-restraint.

Joel Knight said...

Rach - I would love to, however being a freelance photographer its very difficult to raise the finances involved for such a project - although it is tempting to open a studio in one of the many empty shops. PS. anonymous "Shoreditch Twatty"is very angry with world.

Anonymous said...

Who are the architects? Why has no one mentioned their name?

Anonymous said...

The usually use Duggan Morris. Lazy.

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