Plans to build 525 homes and a new town centre for Thamesmead at Southmere Village have been delayed yet again by Peabody. The autumn/winter 2017 start date has now slipped to late spring 2018.
It’s the latest in a number of delays. For about four years now heaps of rubble along with the stump of remaining buildings have remained in situ. This includes the old library.
In more positive news the badly neglected and arson hit former library buildings and last few flats will be coming down within weeks. Scaffolding is now covering the structure.
The footbridge over Yarnton Way is also due to come down in half-term week this month.
In related news, five potential library designs have been revealed for the site.
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