Developer proposes to turn future Greenwich development grey

Well this isn’t good news.

The developer behind plans for a block of flats in Greenwich has submitted details of materials and proposes a dreary shade of grey.

New flats approved in Greenwich

Approved plans can be seen above. C0mpare to this dreary old thing.


All too often we see changes like this made post-approval when few are looking that turn buildings into dreary structures that such the life out of an area.

Sometimes it’s cutting back the quality of materials otherwise known as “value-engineering”. Other times it completely altering the colour scheme or material colour choice – and almost always into dreary shades.

Hexagon Housing Association are the offenders here. Click here to view plans.



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    3 thoughts on “Developer proposes to turn future Greenwich development grey

    • They specifically pitched the design to be sympathetic to Rothbury hall. This looks vile, and they’ve removed the joining wall that was giving a sense of extension of the hall, as well as shielding the bins from the street.

      I hope this gets firmly rejected.

    • Truly dreadful. I am afraid it reminds me of one of those buildings shown on the news, after a drone strike. Sorry…obviously abandoned any attempt to blend this in with the lovely building next door

    • Make sure you object to planning application if you don’t like it


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