Number One Mantle Road nears completion

Number One Mantle Road is nearing completion. It will create create nine new apartments and ground-level retail space.

If filled, the retail space will create a bit of a bridge between Bohemia Hair at one end of Mantle Road and the Broca Food Market at the other.

It's 'in keeping' with the other stuff that's been thrown up on Brockley Station's west side, in that it's a bit clunky. That's what everyone always says they want: stuff that's 'in keeping' as though that is an inherent virtue.

It's also less bad than a) the hole in the ground that's been occupying that site for years b) the initial proposal and c) most of the other stuff that's been built next to the station recently. It's still not very good though.

With one more major development due to go up on the west side of the station, let's hope that raises the standard.

27 comments:

Guest said...

Is the retail space still to be let? Will be interesting to see what kind of business is interested in the space. I'm guessing not a supermarket with Nisa and Sainsbury close by.
I walk past everyday to and from the station and looking forward to having a bit more pavement space at the zebra crossing!

Aricana said...

A hot food/eve drinks bar would be nice.....as well as the extra pavement.

terrencetrentderby said...

Actually looks quite nice, much nicer than that borstal nest to the Chinese.


Not sure if Brockley needs more secondary retail space though, should have just built more flats which we do need.

Monkeyboy said...

it needs a thatched roof.

trifle said...

it should have a bar, called 'the brockley knobheads', seems appropriate

Northernlad said...

Or possibly a bar called the Maypole

Headhunter said...

No one would buy a flat on the ground floor of a new building next to a busy main road, they'd just end up empty

Paddyom said...

I assume you would be a regular

terrencetrentderby said...

They'd probably be slightly cheaper so would sell, plenty of flats sell in worse places for good money. I'll wager the clever mandarins in Lewisham Council's crack planning team made the developer add commercial space.

Gio said...

And who is selling the flats? There has been no sign put up.

Alisam Fragrancers 😱👀 said...

...Probably a bike shop would be good!

Robert said...

Of course Brockley needs more retail space. I'm currently doing s bit of analysis which demonstrates just how poor the retail provision is in Brockley compared to other transport hubs on the Orange Line.

terrencetrentderby said...

Plenty of retail provision in Brockley, it's what is offered in those shops that's poor. The less said about the food offerings the better.


On that basis maybe more retail would help as I can't see the existing businesses improving or shutting down anytime soon.

Rose Bud said...

I've been trying to work out what kind've shop would be best. maybe a branch of sweaty betty for our all new running young women. I actually think a decent charity shop would be good - we could all exchange all of our old books/clothes/baby stuff etc and a charity could reap the financial rewards. I don't think we need any more food shops, cafes or fancy goods emporia. We moved to Brockley just before the Maypole was knocked down, would have loved to have had a drink in there.

Pebble_dash said...

Does anyone know what will become of the space to the left currently used as the construction / parking site? Is it part of the new build i.e. could it be potential outside space for the new business or not likely?

exhausted billy said...

My wife insists on having Sweaty Betty mail order catalogues sent to her, and I make it my duty to study every page closely and be outraged anew at the repeated images of young women in immodest clothing. A retail outlet would not add calmness to my life.

Royshirttugger said...

Convenience store or something of it's ilk is likely

Rose Bud said...

Ewww

terrencetrentderby said...

Given someone is building a house in the tiny alleyway next to Sainsburys and Revelon Road expect at least another block of flats there, which is good assuming the owner wants to sell.

Pebble_dash said...

Wow, I had no idea about the development on Revelon Road - it's such a tiny space! How did they get planning permission. But yes by that measure the space on Mantle Road is palatial...
I guess Brockley may soon rival Denmark Hill for the South East's narrowest home.

terrencetrentderby said...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=13&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCUQFjACOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcouncilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk%2Fdocuments%2Fs8013%2FLand%2520adj%25201%2520Revelon%2520Rd%2520SE4.pdf&ei=OFrGU-PsGfTX7AbBm4CwBA&usg=AFQjCNGkMaf1GoK4f6-AvvLMU_cKG7WXWQ
750sqft 2 bed house including a garden, quite clever use of space really.

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Evelyn Tremble said...

If you mean the builders' yard between the new build and the school, that has been there for years. Not sure they were even involved in the building of the new development.

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Rory said...

Does anybody know who the property development company is of the apartments?

Gio said...

Maybe third time lucky: does anyone know who is in charge of selling/renting these flats? It looks like half of them are miraculously occupied already - we could ask them...

Pebble_dash said...

Quick Google search shows they are being rented through iMove. Listed on Rightmove in October for occupation from end of October through the Crystal Palace branch but I imagine the iMove branch on Endwell Road is showing them.

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