An application is in to open a pub with on-site brewing at a Thamesmead development on the former Tavy Bridge site.
Rock Leopard Brewing are behind the venture at Cygnet Square close to Southmere Lake.
It’s a welcome addition to the development which has seen many commercial units remain empty since completion except for Taco and the library.
Hopefully Peabody are offering low rents and enable the business to become established, as their lack of building at various surrounding surrounding plots will initially hamper footfall.
Documents within the application show an intention to brew on site alongside a pizza oven.
In time the area will hopefully thrive. There are plans for hundreds of homes to the north at Binsey Walk, though work is years behind schedule.
There’s also the former Coralline Walk directly south which remains empty after buildings were demolished the length of Harrow Manorway some years ago, and is now looking likely to see vacated homes next door converted into temporary housing for homeless households according to a Bexley Council report.
Peabody cleared much land in the area over the past decade, evicted hundreds then failed to submit detailed plans let alone start the process of building.
So the new venture will need help from Peabody given their own failure to build for many years at various plots.
Hopefully it does do well. It’s certainly a fair bit different to when I used to go drink Fosters at the nearby Lakeside club at 16 as they never checked ID. Good times.
Click here to view the application.