Visiting new developments in Greenwich & Deptford – Part 2
My last post showed progress at a number of developments in Greenwich borough, alongside the almost complete neglect of public spaces at council estates in close proximity. Now we move to those underway in Lewisham borough.
First up is Faircharm. Crosswhatfields covered issues during construction. Many would have seen this on your left as your train heads over the Creek towards London Bridge.
It’ll comprise 148 homes (just 15% ‘affordable’) and some artists studios, but less than the 130 who used to reside here. More info from Transpontine here. Here’s how the finished article will appear:
143 homes, just 13% ‘affordable’ here, and the tallest building tops out at 16 storeys.
How the site currently looks:
There’s also a hell of a lot more in Deptford coming along:
- The Anthology site has been leveled. 316 homes there. They market it as being in Deptford but this could well be in New Cross.
- Timberyard development is underway. 1132 homes there.
- Preliminary work has finally begun at the vast Convoys Wharf site, two years after Boris called in the planning decision as the developers needed an urgent decision. After approval developers Hutchinson Whampoa did very little. 3500 homes are eventually planned.
- The Aitch Group are converting a warehouse into 83 flats on Childer Street. Completion is due March 2017.
- The same group are also constructing a block of flats by Deptford Bridge DLR station. Completion is due this month.
The Deptford Project development is also finally completing. The homes and shops will be occupied over coming months. DeptfordDame has covered the businesses moving in.
As I recently covered, this all happens as trains calling at Deptford station drop substantially in the evening peak from next month.
Cuts for Deptford, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park stations will see 11 trains from 5-7pm drop down to 8 – a 27% cut.