Monday 10 August 2009 8.48pm
I have lived in The Jam Factory for 4 years and had a fantastic time. I have moved abroad and let my flat, but should I return to London, I'd go back there again. There is a remarkably strong sense of community and that, in part, accounts for the success in the battle fought with de developer.
I have seen some of the flats in Block D about 2 years ago and they are different in design and finishes, but that will also be reflected in the price, I reckon. The architect, Ian Simpson, is now one of the leading architects in the country and is currently building the Beetham Tower, if I am not mistaken.
What made The Jam Factory a particularly 'good buy' - as you put it - was that it was it was one of the first high spec developments in the the 'up and coming' Bermondsey Street
area and not nearly as popular as it is now.
I cannot recommend and praise this place enough, but Tracy is very right that in the end it is all about how you feel about the place: you have to live there, after all.