Deptford tower height increase could be approved next week

An application by developer Lendlease to revise the Deptford Landings development look set to be approved next week if councillors follow officer guidance.

Plots 1, 3 and 5 would all see changes with alterations to total building numbers and height, while the approved provision of 1,132 homes across the site remains the same.

The site was formerly known as The Timberyard.

Former tower design

Plot 1 and 3:

The biggest stand out is increasing height of the tallest block from 24-floors up to 35.

New tower design

A seven-floor block previously proposed is removed, while both all plots see an increase from 377 units to 489.

Other buildings see extra storeys with plot 1B from 7 to 8-storeys and 3B from 10 to 14-storeys. There’s also increased commercial floorspace by 274sqm.

Plots across site

Plot 5:

This sits to the west of the site and includes 405 flats and 382 student rooms.

Building heights here range between 6-storeys and 29-storeys.

It’s now eight years since the overall site was approved with outline permission in 2015, and Lendlease have been slow to build with only one plot so far completed and work underway on another.

Cycle Highway 4 runs past the site with Greenwich in one direction and London Bridge the other. The entire route is not yet complete.

In terms of rail, Deptford station is closest but has recently seen service cuts. DLR and London Overground stations are longer walks but havn’t seen cuts like Southeastern Metro.



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3 thoughts on “Deptford tower height increase could be approved next week

  • What about Pepys estate will the flats be knocked down for new homes as they are full of damp an not suitable for anyone living here. Very old blocks & flats

  • I remember Deptford before the gentrification when the area was poor but cultured and vibrant. Soon the area will be sterile and lifeless…..

  • Looks much better with the additional height, giving it more elegant proportions and improved facade, lets hope the Councillors pass this one.


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