Is this one of the slowest new-builds in London?
A block of flats under construction in Charlton is vying for the record of slowest progress of any new housing development in London as progress trundles on years of construction.
Valley House, which include 73 flats, has looked close to completion for some time now but doesn’t really seem to ever really progress – unless looking closely. A recent visit appeared to show some of the external brick finish on display.
From the vast car park outside Sainsbury’s the brickwork actually looked unfinished to my eye. Only heading closer does it reveal complete brickwork.
It’s probably just my perception but far larger schemes, that started much later are ahead of this block. Looking back through this site shows a post in March 2017 when the previous building was nearing complete demolition.
It may also be because I was expecting a green tinge to the facade as renders showed:
Peabody are behind the project.
Pedestrians will be glad when complete as paving has been blocked for years.
Assuming all goes to plan it should complete in 2020.