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Deptford’s 27-storey deathmasked tower: Decision due next week

Not exactly seamless

Plan to build a 27-storey tower in Deptford on top of a Victorian building are due to be decided by Lewisham Council’s Planning Committee next week.

Scott House would see a residential tower built above a retained facade with 137 flats contained within. Affordable housing is 27.59% (by habitable room).

Courtesy Google. Current Scott House

The tower would be clad in brick and feature a roof garden.

New tower above existing facade

The concept of retaining facades with new building built above and around has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years.

Alongside Pepys Estate

The site is beside tall post-war flats on the Pepys Estate as well as the Timberyard development from Lend Lease.

Proposed Timberyard tower

Timberyard will eventually see 1132 homes including two 24-floor towers. Beside the Timberyard is Convoys Wharf which is due to see 3,500 homes.

Phase 1 of Convoys Wharf

Deptford station saw a 70 per cent increase in passengers last year. Expect a few more yet.

 

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