Blue Lion Court was at one time an admin centre (cheque processing) for NatWest. It was then gathered into the TSB's folio and deemed redundant. In one of the earliest major residential developments in the area, Callington Estates purchased it in 1994/5, gained the residential planning consent and sold it on to the Neville Brothers who added two floors to the proposal and built it out.
"welcome to the neighbourhood! did they warn you that the developer is trying to build a 5 story block of 25 flats over the entrance to blue lion place and the car park for 237 long lane-next to the simon-before you decided to move in"
Thanks for the welcome-thats unfortunate news if they are going to
block out the front of the 1950's building.I know they are building next door(West) to it..Whats the Simon?.....I'll have to look into the plans.
THe 1950's building, for Jan, is on the corner of Bermondsey St.and Long Lane and is set back from the road.
was oyez printers-don't know if they did cheque books though
welcome to the neighbourhood! did they warn you that the developer is trying to build a 5 story block of 25 flats over the entrance to blue lion place and the car park for 237 long lane-next to the simon-before you decided to move in!"
Can you tell me where I might get more info on these plans? Maybe you know a good source?
Re the proposed development in front of the Blue Lion Place building, as far as I'm aware, the planning application has not been lodged yet. If you want to take a look at the plans, you'll need to get access to Blue Lion Place -- they are on the walls of the office of WN Developments, the company that owns the freehold.
There will, I think, be many objections from the residents. The two listed trees and the interesting architecture of the Blue Lion building will be blocked from the Long Lane view if the development goes ahead.
Naturally, these objections are irrelevant when it comes to planning objections, but I plan to make them, and a number of others.
Anyway, it's some way off. The developer has to solve his problem with the office building behind the main Blue Lion building first. He's not managed to shift the offices for over two years and is in the process of converting them to flats. The first application was turned down; the appeal is being processed.
The Blue Lion building is of architectural interest, I think. It would be a real shame if the new development went ahead.
Jim -- "the Simon" is Simon the Tanner, the pub at the front of the Blue Lion building. Last I heard the landlord was planning to strenuously object to WN Developments' proposal for the building next door to his pub. (The pub is, I believe, officially part of the Bermondsey Street conservation area.)
For what it's worth, it's also an exceedingly ugly building that's being proposed by WN Developments, IMHO. It will be as high as the new building at 217 Long Lane.