The Tower: Would suit buyer who really, REALLY likes art deco

We're obviously missing something about Lewisham and / or the London property market, but you can now apply to buy a flat next to Europe's largest police station and opposite the shopping centre for a price between £900,000 and £3m. The developers of Tower House have dared to dream.

The website now asks for you to register your interest, with prices starting at £900,000.

One day, Lewisham may be bijou, able to command prices that would make eyes water in Battersea, but that day is decades away - at least 10 years after the arrival of the Bakerloo Line. For now, it's a place with rough charm - a building site with a nice market, some great pop-ups and a swimming pool.

UPDATE: According to The News Shopper's Mark Chandler, this building is now a sell-out, although prices for studios started at £270,000.

15 comments:

Jo Griffith said...

Are we surprised when an ex-council first floor 2-bed maisonette is being rented out for £1250/month. That's £200 less than my partners pay packet!

Monkeyboy said...

i wonder if that website is up an running properly. Can't believe they are really plugging those prices. Also, the brouchure is clearly aimed at people who dont know london especially well.

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, it's being marketed to international buyers.

terrencetrentderby said...

Or only £625 if she shares the flat, unless she needs all that space for clothes? women huh, *shakes head*

terrencetrentderby said...

Almost flattering to think dirty Chinese money may soon be laundered in our fair borough, progress of sorts...

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

I hope the vendor's particulars say we're the only Borough without a proper Cinema in order to demonstrate the fantasic night life............or not

Monkeyboy said...

from scaning the brochure we're as good as in Charing Cross.

Guest said...

The studios are actually larger than some of the one bedroom converted Victorian flats I've seen selling in Brockley, for roughly the same price.

Anon said...

Did anyone go to the exhibition day and find out what they plan for the ground floor?

The service charge for each flat is around £1,500 per flat with an annual ground rent of around £300.

Chris said...

Does anyone know what this means for the future of Budget Gym (formerly Soho Gym) on the first floor? They've recently been telling members they're looking into expanding but it's not clear from the brochure whether "the Tower gym" will be the same thing (I doubt it).

JosephJohnODonnell said...

From the meeting it has been sold subject to the gym keeping the lease of that floor.

JosephJohnODonnell said...

I did and it is to be shops. But I pointed out that their plans failed to match the art deco original fonts and windows. Also it is not clear until the meeting that the new plans will be three storeys above existing roof height level with the top of the tower.

Anon said...

Thanks for the info...from the drawing illustrating this article the shop fronts seem to be bulk standard and replace the terrace at ground level.
Re the sales brochure it is confusing because it only refers to the 2nd & 3rd floors.
I don't understand why MHA Associates website states they have a 20 year reputation to protect but only seem to existed since 2010, is this some company thing I don't understand?

Jo Griffith said...

But what if you are a family and need the other bedroom for your child(ren) then it becomes unaffordable

Royshirttugger said...

dirty chinese money?

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