The future of the Catford Bridge Tavern

Luke points us to an update from the new owners of the Catford Bridge Tavern pub, which had its squatters removed earlier this year, clearing the way for its reopening. The Solitaire team writes:

"Solitaire is a small, independent pub company with a tradition of revitalising important local pubs across the London area; it has ambitious plans for the Catford Bridge Tavern and is determined to re-establish the pub within the local community.

"Our plans include a bespoke bar in the centre of the pub welcoming customers as they arrive, a restaurant and a heated outdoor roof terrace to the rear. As well as restoring the pub, the company plan to sympathetically refurbish the residential area into a combination of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats. Solitaire has taken great care to ensure that the residential refurbishment does not affect the external appearance of this fine building.

"A planning application determining the future of the building will be presented to Lewisham Council by December 2014. To date, feedback from the planners to the proposals has been extremely positive. If the planning application is successful, building work will start in 2015. We are planning an open evening to discuss our proposals on Wednesday 3rd December 2014."

11 comments:

Martin said...

On the face of it sounds good. Empty buildings in busy areas look sad so I hope they will revive that place soon.

Royshirttugger said...

Flats above a pub interest in one that. Would you? Me no

terrencetrentderby said...

Yes but the council should insert a covenant protecting the pub section from resi development, assuming there isn't already protection there.

terrencetrentderby said...

Looks good though! Jealous BC only has a crappy Wetherspoons for a pub

Royshirttugger said...

Indeed. Pub and flats don't work. Probably make way for teach metro or sainsbury es. Ideal location for one. I would refuse planning permission

Des'ree said...

Barge is always packed, so not everyone thinks it's crap

terrencetrentderby said...

I know, I've been on the Curry Club waiting list for 5 years

Johnny said...

Yes, lets refuse permission and then leave it empty to rot further.

Sarah said...

They already tried to make it into a supermarket last year and it got refused permission.

Royshirttugger said...

aha. am not sure why it should get planning permission for flats and pubs. they must be nuts. I was wondering why when they said there were problems with renewing the pubs license that is why they closed the pub down. it was quite simply a ruse. Why would the new pub be more any more successful than renovating the old pub.

Catford Constitutional said...

Not sure here. Can someone help me out?
Is this article post fire or is it pre property enhancement freehold uplift conflagration?

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