180 Brockley Road update

180 Brockley Road is now a pile of smoking rubble between Browns and The Brockley Barge. It is due to be rebuilt as a mixed use development with retail at ground level and flats above.

Workers on site have told people that they are building a new home for Tesco and - since the Council allowed the original developers to create a retail unit big enough for a supermarket - it's almost certain that one supermarket brand or another will take it.

Sainsbury, Nisa and Costcutter are all already located within a stone's throw and Tesco has been sniffing around this part of Brockley for a while, so it seems the most likely outcome, albeit one that would be largely redundant and represent a lost opportunity to create something interesting in the heart of Brockley.

However, no deal has yet been done.

We contacted the developers for an update after demolition began and their application for minor amendments to the plan were refused by the Council and they have confirmed that they will be making another application and are still in negotiations with an anchor tenant for the largest retail unit.

Simon Hosking of developers Boultbee says:

With reference to the application, initial minor amendments were rejected, however we will be submitting some slight amendments today. With respect to the retail units, I can confirm we are in negotiation and so unfortunately cannot disclose those details until these discussions have been concluded.