Major Bermondsey development commences at biscuit factory site

Work has commenced on a major 1,500-home development in Bermondsey at the old Peek Freans biscuit factory.

Plans were approved some time ago before the site was sold by Grosvenor to Greystar, with minor revisions since made.

Site beside lines running into London Bridge

The site is a short walk to Bermondsey station on the Jubilee line. It’s also close to the long closed Spa Road station situated between London Bridge and Deptford. It acted as a terminus for trains towards Central London while the original London Bridge station was constructed.

No, it isn’t ever reopening.


Arches at the ground floor of forthcoming towers mimic those of the railway viaduct alongside.

In recent years parts of the site have been cleared.

Now there are visible signs of work beginning, with an update from the developer in July confirming the news.

Greystar stated in July that work will begin on infrastructure works enabling future construction of the buildings to start in2024.



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    2 thoughts on “Major Bermondsey development commences at biscuit factory site

    • Hello Folks,
      Ooh ! Just the mere mention of “Peek Freans” and that sweet smell of biscuit-making comes flooding back into my memory as I was a regular passer-by on the train.(SR, Greenwich Line,1980’s.)

    • Another non-descript over crowded private development done on “the cheap”. I’m glad you showed the aerial view with the existing council flat blocks along Drummond Road. The difference in quality and standards is clear, to take just one example, within each of the old blocks a dedicated green space play area for residents and inbetween with two blocks either side a separate sunken ball games pitch. Such were the enlightened nature of those times when councils were even more cash strapped than now. By contrast, the current plans I would describe as straightforward exploitation with little concern for quality of life and more to do with numbers and profit.


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