The design statement adds:
A bridge will be built over the ‘Thames Water corridor’ allowing the residential units to span the entire site and leaving access for any future maintenance to the sewer. Balconies and sunspaces will be located off accessible rooms, providing private amenity spaces for the residents and creating visual interest to the east and west facades. The commercial space is flexible and could be split down into separate units according to the demands of the prevailing market trends.
This would extend Mantle Road's retail offer, complementing the space recently occupied by Nisa and the London Print Shop. It is the latest in a string of new developments (proposed or under construction) clustered around Brockley Station, to take advantage of the enhanced transport links created by the East London Line.
The proposal could have significant upsides for Brockley.Jude Court took an age to materialise, but has improved Mantle Road, bringing light and life to what was previously a dark and scary approach to Brockley Station. A mixed use development like this is a smarter use of space next to a train station and a primary school than a skip yard is.