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Abbey Wood’s Maybloom Club to become flats under new plan

Plans are in to convert the Maybloom social club at Abbey Wood into flats shortly after it abruptly closed.

The club was only rebuilt in recent years which involved building a number of homes on parts of the site. This plan sees the club converted to residential use and increased in height.


Current building outline in red

The application includes some corkers such as the building being “within an area that is predominantly residential with a mix of Victorian properties from the 1960’s”.

That Victoria sure did live a long time.

View of rear

The application would mean demolition of a community facility. Permission should only be granted “where the site is demonstrably unsuitable for continued use as a community facility.”

They claim it is as “during the new build of the club following demolition of the
existing 1924 building, the club lost in excess of 400 members. The Maybloom Club requires a new lease of life and it can therefore be demonstrated that the club is unsuitable for continued use as a community facility.”

Isn’t it obvious the club would lose members during a protracted rebuild? The issue is whether it can survive after completion.

To view plans click here.


  1. Ken Brown.

    Any one smell a rat.

  2. ndog

    Another assault on the watering holes of south east London.

  3. Ian Evans

    Another social club taken away for families leaving abbey woo d with nothing shame on the council

  4. Rod

    Actually this was a truelly horrific place. Populated with the worst types. Goodbye & good riddance this shocking place

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