Mantle Road block construction begins

Construction work on a new five story apartment block has begun at Number 1 Mantle Road.

The site has was cleared when a pub called the Maypole was demolished in the last decade. Planning permission was secured for a development called the Glasshouse, which was then superseded by this design, which includes:

A commercial unit (Use Class A1) on the ground floor and 3 one bedroom, 4 two bedroom, 1 three bedroom self-contained flats and 1 three bedroom self-contained maisonette on the upper floors incorporating balconies/roof terraces, together with associated landscaping, the provision of bin stores, 14 bicycle spaces and 2 car parking spaces with access onto Reynard Close.

The builders had to wait until Jude Court was completed, so that they could get proper access to the site. With thanks to Matt on Twitter.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not a huge fan of the "design", but at least it has a shop below it ... more density and stuff going on in Brockley ...

Ed Waller said...

Perhaps will be an improvement on the development on the opposite site of Foxwell st- which is seriously bland.
Welcome the investment just wish these developers would put a bit more thought into the design!

Anonymous said...

CPZ CPZ CPZ CPZ CPZ CPZ CPZ CPZ CPZ CPZ CPZ around the station!!

Anonymous said...

Agreed ... I'm sick of cars being parked all around the roads on the west side every morning ...

Anonymous said...

out of interest, if there was a CPZ around the station, would there be provisions for the flats like this unit, 180 brockley road and the tea factory to have parking somewhere?

Anonymous said...

No to CPZ, yes to honest motoring.

I suggest we levy a tax on people flicking dog-ends on Coulgate Street? instead. That would hit the 'Green Pound' fairly hard and it would pay for the area to look nicer. Who's in?

Anonymous said...

This kind of reiterates the need for something decent at 6 Mantle Road ... the previous design would have made the streetscape look like a hot mess... Let's hope something good comes out of the renewed application...

Anonymous said...

As designs go, I think this actually looks quite interesting and pleasant enough. Not entirely sure what every expects to get. No developer is going to be building an intricate architectural masterpiece here, there will be no interesting Gaudi-esque blocks of flats.

People need to be realistic and this is quite nice and isn't just a big cube.

Anonymous said...

That's also a very big retail space - 185sqm. Presumably this might actually be chopped up into a few smaller units, or is it another supermarket due? Will there be a change of use class possible, in which case a bar/restaurant?

Anonymous said...

Would be great to have something similar to degustation at the bottom, combined with a cafe... would give the street a bit of atmosphere...

yes please said...

yep that would be great.

Anonymous said...

That would be one hell of a big cafe - the retail space is 50% larger than the Gantry.

Anonymous said...

Yes, another deli and a cafe, that'll really shake brockley up...

The busybody raids have brought sad times upon Brockley :-(

Blunderbuss said...

Shame the Maypole went, could've been turned into a great pub, of which there's precious few nearby.

007 said...

What kind of business does the licence allow for?

kolp said...

It looks better than the proposed block at Coulgate, the building that will greet all those arriving or passing through Brockley via the station.

Anonymous said...

Will the CPZ trolls stop trolling please?

@HighStreetBen said...

@007, A1 use class allows for:

Shops, for all or any of the following purposes—

(a)for the retail sale of goods other than hot food,

(b)as a post office,

(c)for the sale of tickets or as a travel agency,

(d)for the sale of sandwiches or other cold food for consumption off the premises,

(e)for hairdressing,

(f)for the direction of funerals,

(g)for the display of goods for sale,

(h)for the hiring out of domestic or personal goods or articles,

(i)for the reception of goods to be washed, cleaned or repaired, where the sale, display or service is to visiting members of the public.

However it doesnt allow much flexibility on change - that would require a change of use planning permission to LBL..

We dont need another supermarket here!

Anonymous said...

How bout another Nisa? Two just isn't enough on the same street...

Anonymous said...

Do pubs get built anymore? Dosnt

Which side of Mantle Road is it?

Faux Berry said...

The Maypole was a proper scary pub. Weirdly, it seemed to be segregated by race the time we went in. All very friendly until it wasn't. We left very (but not too) quickly.

Ben H said...

It was a miniature Deep South in Brockley. Still, shame it was knocked down, all we have now is Spoons.

Yes to CPZ said...

I live on the road behind the lot and illegal parking is a real nightmare. Every morning lots of people park wherever they can and then walk to the station so they save on the train tickets. With the new development is going to be even worse.

These are private roads so residents have the right to implement a CPZ and I'm seriously going to explore the option. Where do you start?

Here's an option: http://www.flashpark.co.uk/

patrick1971 said...

I do love the fact that people moving to live virtually on top of a railway station are worried about car parking. What do people think the railway is for?

Anonymous said...

You think cars and trains are used for the same thing?

Oh, it's Patrick... long term member of the MBE...

Anonymous said...

The Maypole is a sad loss, it was a real old-fashioned pub.

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