Four big developments lining the Creek are now underway , and at various stages of construction. Many are just at an early stage. I’ve taken some pics but most are VERY poor quality pics of the sites. Firstly, we have Hilton’s Wharf, which is now almost complete.
Perfunctory stuff. However it should open up a walkway beside the river. Until it reaches the industry that is still hanging on. How long the plant hire sheds and industrial estates have left is a mystery. One of them is looking to rebuild so presumably a few years yet.
Over the other side of the creek is Essential Living’s tower development. I covered it last July here. Preliminary work in now underway on the 249 apartment block.
The borough boundary is beside this site. Lewisham borough opposed this tower and work has yet to commence on a separate development planned in that borough. There was to be a bridge over the Creek around here but no news on that recently.
Further south along the Creek, just past the Laban centre, is Bellway Homes’ Kent Wharf development. Deptford Dame covered this extensively a year ago here, as did Crosswhatfields here. There’s 143 flats included with just 13% ‘affordable’. This development seems particularly crap at street level. A fair few staff seemed to be on site with demolition ongoing:
Heading further south past the the rail viaduct and demolition is also underway at the Faircharm estate redevelopment. 148 homes planned here behind some retained buildings. This is the giant pile of rubble seen on the left when looking down from London bound trains while passing over Deptford. This photo is particularly bad – taken through a dirty train window at sunset, but hopefully gives a sense of the large site.
Also nearby is the ‘Market Yard’ development, which was formally named The Deptford Project. It’s almost complete. Here’s a couple of snaps from the train: