Plans are in to turn the former Greenwich auction house on Old Woolwich Road into a bakery.
The bakery would be operated by Paul Rhodes, with the application stating:
“Originally set up in Surrey Quays the company moved to Greenwich in 2004 to the Lassell Street premises which still forms the heart of the business today but due to the success of the business was expanded to take on the adjacent property known as Hoskyns Street in 2014”.
A previous application was reduced given a lack of detail on parking, waste and whether it “would be an efficient and compatible use of the land within its surrounding context”.
The company sate they are seeing strong growth of 25 per cent requiring expansion.
They state without approval they would leave:
“PRB sees that the expansion into the Old Auction House is critical to the success of the business and its ability to remain in the Greenwich area as the business wants to retain the benefits of being an effective single site but it is clear there is a need for room to expand and grow because of the demand for its products which is set to continue to grow.
Without this opportunity it is clear that the business would need to relocate in the near future which is something that it doesn’t want to do at all.”
The company seek to increase employees from 165 to 210 by 2024.
The auction house closed in March 2020. The building is owned by Morden College.
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