Plans to redevelop the former William IV pub at the corner of Harper Road and Rockingham Street have been submitted to Southwark Council.
The developer – Corestructure – proposes to demolish the pub and build a six-storey block of 10 flats with a commercial unit on the ground floor which could accommodate a shop or bar.
According to architects Buchanan Hartley, "the concept is of a significant corner building with a suitable presence for a highly visible townscape setting – overcoming the shortcomings of the existing corner building, that is arguably undersized for the context".
The former William IV pub has more recently housed a succession of short-lived ventures including the Pho Can Tho Vietnamese restaurant, The Buddha Lounge shisha lounge and, most recently, a venue called Dirty Panda.
In the summer of 2016 it also provided the setting for a pop-up 'naked' restaurant called Bunyadi where diners were encouraged to disrobe.
• For more details see planning application 18/AP/3820
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