Major development proposed for Brockley Cross

Developers MacDonald Egan are currently consulting residents over a major new scheme, proposed on the site of Martin's Yard, off Drakefell Road, adjacent to Brockley Cross. The site straddles the Victoria-bound railway line.

The plan proposes a mix of residential and commercial space and, in their letter to local people, they say that their plan will bring "signature design and development to Brockley," which will "act as a catalyst for regeneration for the neighbourhood, building on its existing strengths."

MacDonald Egan specialise in "challenging sites" and has a penchant for south east London - having created the new apartments at 34-39 Deptford High Street, The Glasshouse in New Cross and the White Building in London Bridge. It is the main sponsor of the Deptford X arts festival.

In contrast to some of the developers who have been sniffing around Brockley of late, it has a decent track record and (in our view) an eye for good design. It also has scale (a pipeline of 30 projects currently underway), which hopefully means it will have the resources to deliver on their ideas.

The developers have already met with the Telegraph Hill Society and the Brockley Cross Action Group and we would be interested to hear the views of readers from either of those groups, who attended the sessions. The plans are going on display to the public on Wednesday evening, 23rd April, from 4 - 8pm at The Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road (next to St Catherines Church).

We hope to bring you more on the story very shortly.

Thanks to Anna for the story.