Deathmasking in Deptford: towers above a Victorian shell
A few weeks ago this site looked at plans to deathmask a Victorian building in Deptford and build a tower behind and above a retained shell.
145 flats would be included in the 29-storey tower.
For those unaware, death-masking is retaining the facade of a building whilst completely gutting the inside with a new build inserted within the frame. Often the new build is the same height so it’s hard to tell externally. And sometimes it’s hard to miss – as with this plan.
This block is beside a vast development known as Timber Yard. The first stage has long been visible rising above hoardings on Grove Street and when complete, the full development will include over 1,100 homes.
Buxton group are behind the tower plan at Scott House.