Plan in for 27-floor tower beside South Bermondsey station

Revised plans for a tower on Ilderton Road beside South Bermondsey station have been submitted to Southwark Council.

Previously approved plans in 2020 included 312 flats including 87 “affordable” units. That is now 609 shared-living rooms and 118 “affordable” homes.

Four blocks rising in height will line the road, with two “affordable” and two for shared living.

Revised design

In terms of transport the application is rather outdated, claiming “The area benefits from very good transport links which will improve with the opening of Surrey Canal overground station (exp. 2023) and the planned extension of the Bakerloo line.”

The new Overground station is certainly not opening this year and the Bakerloo line extension is on indefinite hold. That leaves a reliance on South Bermondsey station – though Southern have recently lost a large number of Class 455 trains which have gone to scrap.

Old Kent Road and proposed Bakerloo line extension shown on brown line

They were due to receive stock sub-leased to Southeastern who would in turn receive 12 further Class 707s from South Western railway – but that is dependent on long-delayed new trains arriving.

Plans highlight 3,500 homes proposed nearby round Millwall’s New Den. There are also towers rising further south on Ilderton Road close to the Old Kent Road including a 28-floor tower at Barratt Homes’ Bermondsey Heights.

Located alongside railway line beside South Bermondsey station

Yet another block on Ilderton road will see 250 student rooms and 58 “affordable” homes.

There’s also other blocks now proposed to the east. A post about that application there will follow on this site soon.

All round this area continues to be a hotbed of plans yet transport planning lags way behind. Until that is rectified it’s hard to see most rise. And if even some do, it will place a large strain on services.

Various developments in the wider area. 

The newest application on Ilderton Road can be viewed here.




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