Developers behind the vast 3,500-home Convoys Wharf project in Deptford may have not lay a single brick years after claiming they needed urgent approval to get moving, yet Hutchison are back with yet another consultation covering a plot on site.
This time it’s for Plot 18 facing the planned Olympia square.
This plot will see 335 homes according to the consultation and 1080 square metres of commercial space.
The event can be attended in person offering a rare entrance onto Convoys Wharf, with an event held between
Over seven years ago the developer of this vast site bypassed Lewisham Council and went to then-Mayor Boris Johnson, claiming an urgent decision was needed to progress the scheme. Johnson agreed and approved.
That was in April 2014. By 2021 nothing has happened.
Revisions from the approved masterplan have been made for Plot 18, with massing altered from a horseshoe shape to two blocks.
A green link between Sayes Court park and a future square and the Olympia building is planned.
Since the masterplan was approved in 2014, numerous consultations have been undertaken, a few plans went in and some even approved. Still no onsite progress.
It’s another example of an extremely large site in the hands of a single developer who fail to build at any sort of pace – if at all. See also Peabody in Thamesmead and Knight Dragon in Greenwich.
The area was owned by News International (now called New UK) before being sold to the current landowner.
It had previously been a Royal Dockyard and retains great historical value.
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