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Demolition of Greenwich offices imminent for new flats

Plans have been submitted to demolish a Greenwich office block on the corner of Norman Road and Greenwich High Road.

I first covered plans to build flats here in March 2017. They were approved in September of the same year.

New flats

This is the current view:

Courtesy Google

The replacement block will rise to 12 stories and include 63 flats.

The building formerly housed architect bptw who have moved further along Creek Road to new offices. Many new builds in the surrounding area have been designed by the practice, plus these new builds lining Creek Road which I’m really quite keen on:

Another of their designs is Saxon Wharf. I passed on the DLR and it appears preparatory work had commenced though it was too busy to take a pic.

Saxon Wharf

That scheme was approved last month. It looks pretty lumpen from the Laban centre:

Seen from Deptford

It will provide 145 new homes of which just 24% will be the controversial London Affordable Rent.

Another controversial development around the Creek was approved last week.

1 Comment

  1. CDT

    This building started out has the Greenwich Social Security Office but they moved out in about about 2005/2006 as part of changes to Government Building Estates when less buildings were deemed necessary and Job Centre and Social Security staff joined together in one building.

    However, the building does seem to have been left empty for sometime since the Architect Company moved to new premises. So i am looking forward to seeing this building redeveloped and new homes coming on this site. I personally think it will improve the look of this corner of Norman Road with Greenwich High Road.

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