Bermondsey St. heritage at risk

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Thursday 2 November 2017 11.25am
There is a disturbing application to demolish part of one of the few Victorian warehouses on Bermondsey Street to create a massive and ugly penthouse flat directly over the park and tennis courts.

The Victorian Society have strongly objected to development of this flat on the basis of the damage it will cause to the courtyard of the old cork warehouse, that it will lead to the loss of the original hipped roof of the warehouse and the fact it will ruin the composition of the building. It is the old warehouse viewed when you enter Tanner Street park from the Tower Bridge road/Tanner Street side and viewed from the Tanner Street tennis Courts.

A number of old buildings have been destroyed recently in Borough and Bermondsey to the objection of locals in the area where the councillors havenít picked up the issue. If you want to object and help these buildings be preserved, the application is 17/AP/3746.
Thursday 2 November 2017 12.40pm
Bigger worry is the massive development at HATCHERS MEWS infront - if that goes ahead you wouldn't end up seeing any of that warehouse at all and probably lose half the trees in the park..

Will totally transform the area around the park forever..

Details here:
Thursday 2 November 2017 2.03pm
The proposed penthouse at Rankin House is over 2,500 Square feet but doesn't have any regard for the Victorian warehouse is sits upon. A newly built roof top extension on Bell yard mews of 1,950 Square feet is on the market at the moment for £2.9 Million so this proposal will clearly be hugely valuable but at the expense of building it sits upon.

However the Bell yard mews penthouse was on a modern building not created by damaging a Victorian warehouse and not created when conservation bodies have urged that the changes not be made as they will damage the building. This is what's proposed.

You can see on Southwark's website more plans showing its impact.

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