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).
The tower would be clad in brick and feature a roof garden.
The concept of retaining facades with new building built above and around has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years.
The site is beside tall post-war flats on the Pepys Estate as well as the Timberyard development from Lend Lease.
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.
Deptford station saw a 70 per cent increase in passengers last year. Expect a few more yet.
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