Lewisham Open House 2012

Lewisham Life says:

Some of Lewisham's most unusual public and private buildings will throw their doors open for London Open House Festival weekend, 22–23 September.

Open House celebrates the best architecture and design that the capital has to offer, and participants will be able to meet the professionals behind the likes of Tidemill Academy, Deptford Lounge, Forest Hill Pools and the revamped Ladywell Fields, as well as enjoying the breathtaking views from the observation deck on the 27th floor of Distillery Tower.

See the full list of participating properties here.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lewisham Gateway:
Possible money from the government to the developer.

Secret amount loaned to the developers by the council.

Government to make large schemes viable by overuling local councils and reducing the amount of affordable housing agreed.

Surely Lewisham Gateway will get underway next week?

thomas said...

Is the house opposite Brockley Market/Lewisham College car park (lewisham way) not on it this year? I forget the name but thought I saw something about it before, maybe it have its own separate thing?

Anonymous said...

No news on Lewisham Gateway, which has had planning permission for years.

Not even a whiff about why a cash strapped council would close libraries and cut services to secretly fund a developer.

Brockley Nick said...

@Lewisham Gateway obsessive. If you have any specific news or information you want to talk about, please by all means present it or post the links. Otherwise, please stop popping up on random threads with your muttered insinuations.

Anonymous said...

A story appeared on here about Lewisham Gateway recieving funding, at about the same time The Mayor secretly squirrled away an unknown some of money for the developers.

No confirmation Lewisham Gateway has had any money and no indication development work is about to start.

Looks like Lewisham Gateway is in big doo doo...hence the silence?

Anonymous said...

In the time it's taken not to start Lewisham Gateway, I could have built an Olympic Stadium, Aquatic Centre, 3000 flats, Veladrom and The Shard for starters.

Meanwhile the mayors says he's going to build 250 homes, probably by demolishing 249.

Brockley Nick said...

"A story appeared on here about Lewisham Gateway recieving funding,"

If you mean this story, it says the developers expect to receive public funding to help them get it off the ground. No doubt the developers were trying to use the media to get a little bit of momentum behind that idea, but these things take time and the article was only in June.

http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/estates-gazette-laughing-stock-lewisham.html

"at about the same time The Mayor secretly squirrled away an unknown some of money for the developers."

I don't know what you mean exactly (evidence?), but the Estates Gazette article clearly states that public money would be involved, so I don't understand how this is supposed to be a secret process.

"No confirmation Lewisham Gateway has had any money and no indication development work is about to start.

Looks like Lewisham Gateway is in big doo doo...hence the silence?"

That's rather a big logical leap - no news is bad news eh?

I think it will happen in due course.

But anyway, please raise these issueson the relevant thread, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Lewisham Gateway was said to have been shortlisted in March along with 19 other sites....

....with chosen works announced in May (yeah right!) with work restarting (did it start?) in June
and the department realeasing the money said the chosen ones.


Message 15 June 2012 07:00

As there's been no announcement I guess Lewisham didn't get chosen.

In a hush hush document it was proposed the Mayor approve a loan to the developers, was it dependent on the public funding?

I believe Cllr Harris let slip on here The Mayor had approved such a loan.

Lewisham Gateway has gone to the fjords...

Anonymous said...

I thought 'OpenHouse' was rather relevant...come to Lewisham and marvel at the £250m project of piles of rubble covered with grass...which took 4 years to construct.

In the time it's taken Lewisham Gateway to get nowhere I could have built Westfield East & West.

Tamsin said...

@ Thomas - the Stone House isn't open this year - sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't, and this year it isn't.

The Open House idea has to some extent been a victim of its own success. So many people went on-line that the site repeatedly crashed. After some days delay they ended up setting up a ballot for the events you would normally try to book for - which is, after all, fairer. Although it doesn't feel like it when you have been spectacularly unsuccessful in the three or four items put in for.

Never mind. Maybe, having seen how popular they are, the ICE will run other boat-trips. Would actually be prepared to pay for one if necessary.

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