Plans are in for a large development in Deptford at 164-196 Trundleys Road and 1-9 Sanford Street. Formation Architects are behind the design.
The site is over the road from Folkestone Gardens between rail tracks on a site not too far from Millwall’s New Den ground.
I like the use of warm colours and recessed balconies. The massing looks a big bulky due to a resistance from authorities of allowing a taller, more slender design.
On ridiculous thing – which I often notice – is that the base is a dreary grey to reference the “industrial” area. It has a scrapyard next door. Why the hell reference that? It reminds me of the first draft of Abbey Wood’s tower which was the dreariest shade possible because an ugly industrial estate next door was grey. Madness.
The development will comprise of two buildings, one part 6 & 9 storeys and the other part 11 to 15 storeys. 189 will be included with 35% “affordable”.
The site is not currently that close to any station, with a 15 minute walk to New Cross or New Cross Gate. Public transport accessibility is 2 out of 5.
It would be close to the planned New Bermondsey station on London Overground but issues with the Housing Zone around Millwall’s New Den has held that up, possibly for years.
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