An application to convert the former Barclays bank at the Standard in Blackheath into a place for a drink is now viewable on the Greenwich planning portal.
The Green Goddess will see a mini brewery on site with drinking area on ground and possibly the basement level, and who doesn’t love a former bank vault to drink in? Plans state: “The design includes a seating area for around 50 individuals in the main bar area along with potential further seating in the basement (former vault)”.
Common Rioters brewery are behind plans for the site just over from the Royal Standard – which was a regular drinking spot for me for quite a while. Common Rioters are an independent family brewery based in Plumstead from where it derives its name, after the Plumstead Common riots in 1876.
Barclays vacated the building in January 2021 which had been in use as a bank since construction in 1890. A number of other former Barclays banks are still vacant such as in Blackheath town centre.
A very small brewery would be located on site. These are usually pretty quite and shouldn’t cause many problems. The brewery state: “Education is a core theme of the concept – It’s planned to hold occasional brewery tours and ‘be a brewer’ events as well as sommelier led tasting and training sessions.”
The plan states an opening date of June 2020. Lots to like about this – which is set to be an excellent local addition from an independent brewery in the borough.
To view the application click here.