The developer behind a tower proposal in Greenwich has revised plans to squeeze in more flats.
Since initial submission in February developers are seeking to add two more floors with no overall increase in height. This is achieved by reducing floor to ceiling height and reorganising internal layout. The number of flats increases to 129 from 111.
I first covered plans back in February of this year. The building would be located beside Deptford Creek directly next to the Euromix concrete and aggregates facility at Brewery Wharf.
This is a 100 per cent build-to-rent scheme from The Edition Group. If Union Wharf just over the Creek is anything to go by they won’t be cheap to rent.
Even after adding flats and reducing floor heights only 20% of flats would be “affordable” rent under the revised submission at Ravensbourne.
The scheme would open up Deptford Creek for public access – though a Creekside path at an adjacent development has been shut to the public ever since completing around three years ago.
That development is also now having flammable cladding removed.
In terms of the design at Ravensbourne I’m pretty keen. It’s not another box and looks good both inside and out. Whether it can pass planning given its extremely close proximity to the concrete wharf and low affordable housing levels is another question.
Click here to view revised plans.