Tanners Hill mews ploughs ahead

Once, developers' plans for local sites would live as computer generated illustrations for years, if not decades. Now, no-one is hanging about.

The Notting Hill Housing Association's plan to create a new mews at the top of Tanners Hill, announced last year, is already well-under-way.
As this picture from friend-of-BC, Richard shows, the site is now cleared and ready for construction.

The development is very large by Brockley standards and will completely change the character of its location.

11 comments:

Shabby chic said...

Altogether 118 bedrooms. So maybe 200 people?

I wish something could be done to improve the top of Tanners Hill, it looks a complete hotchpotch of discordant developments in between decaying Victorian buildings.

There is surely potential for some new shops or businesses for all these new residents?

tomas said...

There are council blocks higher than this at the bottom of Tanners Hill and (judging by the developers illustration) there are several new blocks of a similar height around Brockley station so in what way will it change the character of the location?

snoop said...

"The development is very large by Brockley standards and will completely change the character of its location"



it looks pretty modest by 'lewisham renaissance' standards.

Brockley Nick said...

Because the top and bottom of Tanners Hill are very different.

NAT said...

Agree. The top of Tanners Hill once almost had charm, and if a Modern iconoclastic decelopment is giving even your good self pause, then there may be grounds for concern. Speaking of grounds, I can't remember whether it was contaminated land or extra deep piling needed but the foundations, my mechanic, who is nearby, told me, cost the earth.

Matt-Z said...

Indeed, the top end of the Hill had a couple of restaurants and some quirky shops, only one of which survives (the boutique). There was also the splendid Crystal Palace Tavern, famed for live music and Belgian beer, sadly long since replaced by some dull, boxy flats.

The groundworks for this new development have indeed been going on for years. I wonder if that will be reflected in the prices? And I wonder if the Royal George will see more customers when the new residents arrive?

tomas said...

so you don't mean 'by brockley standards' then, you mean by the standards at the top of tanners hill, and there are plenty of buildings of a similar, if not greater, height within a two minute walk of this location - the houses behind the municipal gardens on lewisham way for example - so what's the problem?

Brockley Nick said...

God, what a boring piece of pedantry. And you are confusing two different statements.


The development is large by Brockley standards - that is undeniably true - most development in this area is fairly small scale.


The "location" (meaning of the top of Tanners Hill) will undeniably be changed, as the comments by NAT and Matt underline.


"What's the problem?" I didn't say there was a problem - it was a simple statement of fact. So what's your problem?

thechz said...

Nick - the company don't have any info at all on the development process... where did the confirmation come from?

AB Rouse said...

Why are Brockley folks suddenly so arsed about something that's in Deptford anyway?

Headhunter said...

I'm not exactly sure where this spot is but if it's at the top of Tanners Hill it's right on the edge of the Brockley Conservation area....

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