Bridge House Begins

While the east side of Brockley Station is being torn up to create the first phase of the Brockley Common project, the west side is being torn down as the development of Bridge House finally gets underway.

Scaffolding has crept up the walls, preparing the way for the building to be dismantled.

Bridge House will be similar in scale to the Tea Factory redevelopment and is one of the most signficant development opportunities in Brockley. The building will add a bit of life at street level and the development should improve the access corridor on the west side of the station, which many people find intimidating at night.

The planning application describes the project as:

"The demolition of the existing building at Bridge House 4 Mantle Road SE4 and the construction of a five storey block, incorporating balconies/terraces, comprising 356 m² commercial floor space (Use Classes A1, A2 and/or B1) on the ground floor and 16 one bedroom, 17 two bedroom self-contained flats and 1 three bedroom self-contained maisonette above, together with refuse and cycle storage."

Lewisham Council today confirmed that the construction programme has begun.