Peabody are finally starting to move after years of delays on constructing 525 new homes in Thamesmead at the former Tavy Bridge site.
After years of missed deadlines and glacial progress building staff have been on site and detailed plans of future building frontages and materials have been submitted to Bexley Council.
This shot from Bexley is Bonkers shows the area behind Lakeside Medical Centre where new builds will rise:
Buildings will top out around the same level as towers in the area. Many are – or will be – demolished though some nearby towers were refurbished before the project got off the ground.
Peabody are years behind original plans timelines and some other tower blocks are seeing refurbishment as original plans to demolish are far behind schedule. they are still projected to eventually come down.
This part of Thamesmead comes under Housing Zone designation. A new library, shops, public space and water features are planned:
Plans for anew library were approved after a design competition. It faces onto Southmere Lake.
With builders and plant on site we can now expect work to proceed in providing a new heart for this part of Thamesmead.
One thing to mention – will it be marketed as Thamesmead or will developers and estate agents try to call it Abbey Wood? It’s in close proximity to the Elizabeth Line station.
They wouldn’t be the first to try to rebrand this part of town and airbrush history.