True, but that doesn't make it any less relevent, I am all for great development in SE1, it has such fantastic potential, however what I am not comfortable with is losing any history or character that is so important to an area like Bermondsey Street. Especially when there are a series of plots in the area that are of no architectual merit that would welcome development.I expect most locals probably didn't even notice it or cared enough before this development was announced.
That's exactly the analogy that I used to the guy from Sellar.If the warehouse is important it could end up like the Light Bar situation.
What do you mean by supposed history, it's at least 150 years old, it has history! It is an old vinegar works I believe, very attractive and very typical of such industrial buildings of that age. It is an important part of SE1 history imo.that warehouse is going to a bone of contention I can see english heritage and local groups making an issue about it's supposed history.
That's the one. I would suggest coming along to the next meeting of the Bermondsey Street Area Partnership when Sellar will be presenting again and a co-ordinated local response to the scheme will be given.I just read your post, Smoggie Si saying that they want to demolish the old warehouse. Just to be clear- that would be the almost triangular one next to Vinagar Yard? I, like you and others here do not want that to happen.
I've never objected to anything before. How do I?
I agree, it's as if they want to cause controversy for the sake of it? Yes the buildings might be very good when eventually we see a proper visual, but loosing a building that really does add something to the area's history is not acceptable.I don't know the site at all, but much like the Lightbar issue, surely the developers could save themselves a lot of hassle - and actually do themselves a big favour - by simply realigning one the buildings and incorporating the warehouse??
I don't quite understand why developers love giving themselves an even tougher challenge than is absolutely necessary
Damn, I would normally be there but am currently in Bolivia rather than Bermondsey!