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Old May 17th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #1621
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From the decathlon exhibition:




Early days but the headlines are that they say they want to keep Decathlon in a new 2-level store at the N. end of the site, with a fair amount of retail on the other plots too, fronting both the dock and Surrey Quays Road. About 1000 residential units above, possibly with one or two tall towers. Hoping to get a new food unit in (M&S simply food or an urban waitrose type thing) which I think would be very popular here.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 11:14 PM   #1622
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Following the news that Leegate has a proposal to knock down the awful shopping precinct and office building, and replace it with an Asda; I took the opportunity to go take a look at what might be lost. Not my best effort, it was after a few pints at the Northbrook pub (which has had a fantastic refit). Enjoy:

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Leegate Streetscape by corerising, on Flickr

The South side by the petrol station/ carwash still shows fire damage from the riots last summer.

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The Shopping Precinct:

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Went up the fire escape onto the roof to get some better pics of the offices:

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Also managed to get a shot of the housing estate that has all the scaffolding up. There were banners on the side, looked to me like it is probably a refurb rather than demo That is the multi-story car park on the right.

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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #1623
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Great set of photos there Core Rising

You've somehow managed to make Leegate look slightly better than it actually is, somehow. Bravo.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:21 AM   #1624
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Cheers, I think the low lighting helped hide a lot of the grime. Had I gone there in the day time I’m sure the pictures would not have been so flattering.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:32 AM   #1625
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From the decathlon exhibition:




Early days but the headlines are that they say they want to keep Decathlon in a new 2-level store at the N. end of the site, with a fair amount of retail on the other plots too, fronting both the dock and Surrey Quays Road. About 1000 residential units above, possibly with one or two tall towers. Hoping to get a new food unit in (M&S simply food or an urban waitrose type thing) which I think would be very popular here.
Option No 1 please!
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Old May 18th, 2012, 02:51 AM   #1626
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@SELondoner - many thanks for reporting back from the Decathlon exhibition. I hope this starts moving quickly now.

@Core Rising and SE9 - those photos are flattering? Yikes.

@CB - agreed, option #1 gets my vote. But either would be a colossal improvement.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 09:54 AM   #1627
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Great set of photos there Core Rising

You've somehow managed to make Leegate look slightly better than it actually is, somehow. Bravo.
Ah the memories keep rolling in. Remember letting off bangers around 5th of November 1976 in the empty multistory carpark next door. What a sound ! and then pelting off on the Raleigh Chopper before the rozzers turned up. Happy days...
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Old May 18th, 2012, 02:30 PM   #1628
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@Core Rising and SE9 - those photos are flattering? Yikes.
Lots of lens flair helped hide the buildings. The reality is very grim, more so than the pictures show.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #1629
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It looks like the set of shameless.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:50 AM   #1630
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Checked out the Cladding today when I changed at Canada Water, very surprised! It looks great.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 09:45 PM   #1631
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Checked out the Cladding today when I changed at Canada Water, very surprised! It looks great.
Yes. I went at the weekend and I agree.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #1632
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Good news.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #1633
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Maylim's work on Deal Porter Square is now done:

http://www.maylim.co.uk/news/maylim-...ater-plaza.php

And there's some kind of opening event on 22 June.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #1634
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Deptford High St has a new website.
http://deptfordhighstreet.co.uk/
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Old May 25th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #1635
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Talking of Deptford High St, the BBC has a series starting on June 6th called The Secret History of Our Streets, looking at various streets in the capital and seeing how they've changed over the years. The series starts with Deptford High St and also includes Reverdy Rd in Bermondsey.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/med...t-streets.html
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Old May 27th, 2012, 08:38 PM   #1636
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Ok. Lots of photos today with my new camera. The square behind the library really seems to work, tying together the library the flats and the station. Finally it feels like it's connected. The only view I'm not showing is the shopping centre with the BHS sign emblazoned on the side. Barratt's have become really good at making the exterior of flats look pleasant.











Fom the back


Gratuitous shot of the canal. Yes it's that strange colour


I love the maple relief on the balconies
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Old May 27th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #1637
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Good stuff, thanks *Nurse*. The tower must be around half its final height now. Good to see the temporary barriers finally gone by the lake in front of the library and the permanent railings in place - so the square really is finished.

I see that the agents for the retail/restaurant units in Montreal House, KFH and Currell's, are no longer advertising them, so I guess someone has taken the lease. What will open there, I wonder? One of the units is currently occupied by Barratt's marketing suite, of course.

Meanwhile, if you've ever wondered what the strange wonky old house is at the top of King's Stairs Gardens, apparently it's also known as the Leaning Tower of Rotherhithe, and here's a well-written blog piece on it: http://thelondonphile.com/2012/05/09...f-rotherhithe/

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Old May 27th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #1638
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Nothing happening at Convoy's Wharf, but next door Paynes and Borthwick have a lot built, and I do hope they manage to make their idea of a creative live/work centre happen, having preserved the original facades:









Here it is from upstream, on the right. New Capital Quay is on the left


and more of New Capital Quay:




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From LondonCamera on Flickr:

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Meanwhile I've discovered that Sellar's have a (minimal) web presence for their consultation about the Decathlon and What site (sites C and E) at Canada Water. There's nothing there other than a blurb* and an email address - but still, since SELondoner kindly posted pics of the boards from the exhibition, it means I can throw in my two cents' worth from my Canadian exile... http://www.sellarcanadawater.com/

*The blurb is nice and clear on timetable:

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Sellar intends to submit a planning application to Southwark Council in late October/early November 2012.

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Old May 28th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #1640
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I had no idea there was "baby Cascades" in Rotherhithe. You live and learn.

Presumably the profile was demanded by EH in order to preserve the sightlines through to the two point blocks...?
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