The owner of 21 Webber street has put in a notification of demolition to the council. This is one of the last historical buildings in Valentine Place/Row, after the demolition of 1860s warehouses by the same landowner last year and Travelodge across the road the year before. The same owner also currently already has a large construction going on next to the proposed demolition site at 102-7 Blackfriars Road.
If you like heritage buildings and are a fan of preserving the area's local character please write to the council officer to object.
You may also live or be a business nearby in which case you may want to object on the grounds that a demolition site and construction site at the same time will be hellish and disruptive.
The building was recommended for listing in 2007, local residents are arguing that it should go to a planning committee and that at least a planning application for a new building needs to be put in before demolition is considered.
Planning officer is Fennel Mason
Details of planning application - 11/PA/0026
There's so many nice old building around that area that will probably lost too new build glass and tinted wood et al. 21 Webber St is particularly nice. One of my favourite streets near there is Glasshill St. Just a grimy backstreet with the railway bridge, some old warehouses, a taxi mending garage. Vintage Southwark with atmosphere still.
Glasshill St, is a favourite of mine too. The fact that it is pretty much always empty of life, other than the odd pigeon makes for an evocative feel. I'm interested in that photo, is it yours? It seems to have been taken at some considerable height.
We're in danger of getting off-topic, but it's worth mentioning this useful tool for creating static images from Google's Street View imagery which can legitimately be embedded in web pages, forum posts etc within Google's terms of service. Also much less fiddly than taking a screen shot, cropping it and uploading it. The only drawback is that if/when the Street View imagery is updated, the static image may not show the exact building or feature you were trying to illustrate.
That whole side of Glasshill under the bridge until the Almshouses is temporary artists studios right now as it awaits a large new development that will demolish the inner buildings. Shame as their is some great cobbles within the yard plus possible fragments of an old cobbled street. Also it's just a nice collection of Victorian workshops. Very utilitarian, function but a nice atmosphere there.