What with New Capital Quay almost complete (the new Waitrose will open next month), and more mammoth towers and blocks at Creekside Village waiting in the wings, it seems Creek Road is about to alter beyond recognition.
Meanwhile, Family Mosaic plan to build along the Greenwich end of Creek Road, stretching from Bardsley Lane (next to the vintage clothes shop) down to Up The Creek, then from the Lord Hood pub over Bardsley Green (the patch of land with the car wash) down to Greenwich Book Place (the second hand book shop). The present building between Up The Creek and the corner of Bardsley Lane will be demolished. See the application 13/0364/F on the Greenwich website.
Although the impact on Creek Road is not ideal (bland and overshadowing), the designs for the back of the buildings, where it backs onto St Alfege's Park, look to be an improvement for Bardsley Lane itself. But that's easy for us to say since we don't live in the council estate behind. Both the Lord Hood and Up the Creek seem to be benefiting from the scheme, but we wonder if there are any benefits for the local residents in Bardsley House and Sextons House who will bear the brunt of the building works.
Although 'public consultation' has already ended, local Greenwich activists based at Made In Greenwich Gallery have a campaign called "Keep the Green in Greenwich", aimed at developing a Neighbourhood Plan to establish the green area between the bookshop and the pub as a Community Asset under the Localism Act. They're concerned about the loss of the green space, among other things. We note from a planning search that one Ash, two Sycamores, one Cherry and two Norway Maples are to be felled. Such is progress...
One good thing to come out of the New Capital Quay development is the planned bridge from the new development across the mouth of the Creek to Millennium Quay which will extend the Thames Path. See the Deptford Dame's recent post.
Update from comments: the commercial spaces in this bland looking development are already being marketed:
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