Michael Trentham Architects win planning for Brockley Cross regeneration
The project involves the dramatic conversion and extension of a disused tea and coffee factory built in the late 1940’s.
The proposal is a mixed use scheme creating 1440m2 of commercial/residential space consisting 4 commercial units at ground floor, to help provide more pedestrian interest and activity at street level, and 13 residential units above. The corner commercial unit will be a café, with the largest unit let to the council rent free for two years for use as a gallery to encourage local artists, as part of the section 106 Agreement.
The cantilevered element interlocks with a cedar clad shingle element above, set back from the street.
Work is expected to begin late summer with completion expected early 2008.