Haywards End

Work has begun on yet another residential development. This one runs parallel with the railway line at Crofton Park Station and involves:

The demolition of existing buildings at Haywards Yard, Lindal Road SE4 and the construction of 6 three bedroom and 3 four bedroom two storey houses.

Thanks to Fintan for the photo.

29 comments:

marco said...

I'm starting to get bored of all of this property porn everywhere. I
live in Brockley and I don't see how knowing this kind of things would
improve my life in the area....seriously guys, too many property posts on this blog...

Headhunter said...

It may or it may not improve your life in Brockley but it's something which impacts upon it... What do you want Only good news that makes you feel good about living in the area? Like it or not, Brockley is on the up and developers want to build on brownfield sites in the area...

gymplease said...

Would be nice if we had some new developments of community facilities for a change - e.g. a gym. Instead of flats, flats and more flats

marco said...

maybe. I still think I read so much about properties, ladders,
developments, house price rise, how good has been the EEL on my flat price, gentrification and all this crap that nausea is starting to take over....

Brockley Nick said...

Tell you what, you persuade people to stop building things and I will stop writing articles about them.

terrencetrentderby said...

Good news we need more homes, hope the NIMBYs don't cause too many delays

Ez said...

What happened to Hayward's?

metro-boulot-dodo said...

Get used to it, we are in the middle of a minor building boom as developers try to meet the increased demand for commuter boltholes.



Fall out of bed, get suited and booted, stumble into the station, play sardines with other commuters. Work until whatever o'clock for less money than you deserve. Return worse for wear, devour takeaway. Sleep and repeat.


It is the Brockley way.

Monkeyboy said...

what, do you mean "working"? whats the acceptable lifestyle, assuming you are not independently wealthy?

Tressilly said...

Every time there's something about a resi development someone bangs on about gyms! There are plenty gyms around the place. The last think we need is a gym. Gyms by their nature need space so tend to be part of god-awful commercial buildings, not small resi sites. Go to glassmill or wavelengths or something. Buy a cross trainer. Stop eating cake. Go to the park for a bloody run!

go with the flow said...

Don't get nervous, these commuter boxes are perfectly acceptable. No question that this is the life that many Borckleyites have chosen for themselves. How could it possibly be wrong? Not an empty pointless existence at all. Far from it. With a mortgage, a season ticket for the trains and job up town. Everthing you need. To live, to work, to commute....life has meaning, no doubt about that. Everyone does it, so it must be OK....surely

Brock said...

It is a brown field site. These are houses, not flats, so it is good in my books.


People who do not want more homes to be build are selfish. Probably the very same people who want house prices to rise.

Brock said...

These are houses...

Me Stone said...

They have relocated outside the borough as gas as I know. Gone to cut up stone in a less residential area I hope. It took them several weeks to vacate the site, loads of marble to shift around. The demolition is predicted to take 3 weeks and they are 1 week in so far.

Me Stone said...

They tried and they failed. Moaning about the impact on the value of your property didn't cut it with the council. In fact Lewisham council delayed the project by over a year claiming there wasn't enough space in the local community for the new residents. Then got sued by the seller.

Monkeyboy said...

what on earth are you babbling about?

Woman of Brockley said...

Bad day at the offfice or one too many after work? Who can say.

Brockley Nick said...

He's saying that he's better than everyone else.

bion said...

please don't let your personal erotic fantasies intrude on the discussion

AliAfro said...

This is the part where you are now obliged to tell us how you think the system should work instead...

Brockley Nick said...

I think Peep Show already addressed this point:

Mark, this is Russell Orgazoid, he's a creative, I'm a creative. We don't make steam engines out of pig iron in this country anymore, yeah? We hang out, we fuck around on the Playstation, we have some Ben & Jerry's, that's how everyone makes their money now, yeah?

Headhunter said...

Exactly, there are tonnes of houses in the broader "Brockley" area... All those streets of houses down in Crofton Park, over towards Nunhead and on the streets down near St Johns are full of unconverted 2 and 3 bed houses. I remember looking at loads of them before I bought my current place... OK there are very few in the Brockley conservation area for example which is full on large converted Victorian villas but outside that - streets and streets of houses, you can tell a lot of them are unconverted as they only have 1 doorbell...

terrencetrentderby said...

The Victorian houses mentioned are going for silly money, these ones should be cheaper. Unless you bought before the new boom or even before the other one or are earning serious money you won't stand a chance in this area.



What needs to be built are large quality flats/duplexes families can live in.


That or try and control the population in London.

terrencetrentderby said...

I always imagined you lived in a house like the Orgazoid's, and you blogged from your indoor pool, not sure why. Have you been as high and low as it's possible to get?

Brockley Nick said...

If you've been reading this site for a while, you know I have indeed.

Headhunter said...

Everyone thinks that houses and flats go for "silly money" all over London. The fact remains that the wider Brockley area is not badly off for houses as opposed to flats... Overpriced or not... What makes you think that brand new, large, quality flats and duplexes are suddenly going to be within reach of the average family?

Jon from SE4 said...

The road (not in conservation area) I live in consists of about 70 2 storey Victorian terrace houses and about 40% has been converted to flats. I can see multiple doorbells on them.


In fact a recent application to convert another house on the street to flats has been turned down because the planning officer was concerned by the dwindling number of houses in the area.


These 2 bedroom flats are about 550 sq ft in size!

Headhunter said...

May be a lot have been converted since I last looked but if you go on Rightmove, type in SE4, tick "also show under offer" and look at things over £500k, there is page after page of 2 and 3 bed houses on sale, 99% of what's on sale at £500k and above is houses.... You may think that's too expensive but that's another discussion....

terrencetrentderby said...

650k for a 3 bed Victorian semi is silly money. As I said you are pretty much stuffed unless you bought years ago, earn loads or have rich parents.
Large flats can be built much cheaper whilst having decent floor space, they will definetely be cheaper than a period house in Brockley. At the moment shoebox flats are being built alongside the existing and unaffordable housing stock, there is very little in between.

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