Anyone know what's going up on the large building site at the north end of Great Dover Street (bounded by Globe Street, Cole Street and Swan Street)? It's where there used to be some derelict concrete office blocks that were an anti-capitalist style squat for quite a while.
As a very near neighbour I wonder why I haven't received notice of the planning application as I did for the Tabard Square development or indeed an extension to the roof of the office building opposite the site?
Thanks for that. Had a look at the site. Suitabley grim and institutional. The Globe eh? That should confuse the punters into thinking the development is a lot closer to The Globe Theatre and therefore the river rather than on an extension of the Old Kent Road. Loved some of the marketing blurb too:
...centre of vibrant Southwark (so keep your mobile turned off and out of sight)
Its location will also appeal to the international businessman or businesswoman (who like to share a pint with Antipodean travellers in dubious late bars).
It is claimed that Southwark can offer a gastronomic tour of the world with restaurants, pubs and bars providing food for all tastes and nationalities (by way of example, there's a Chinese, Pizza and Indian on Tabard Street, and the Indian lets you bring your own booze - great!).
Don't get me wrong. I love where I live. Just makes me smile when it's described like Kensingditch Covent Hill-Kenwell South. ;-)
Funny you should say that as I've actually been browsing for properties in the City itself, just out of interest, and found about 10 pretty nice one-bed places for less than 250k - and these places were right in the heart of the city: Barbican, Finsbury, Holborn.
Just to let you know that I've just put my 2 bed maisonette on the market for considerably less than 250k. It's 8 mins walk from Borough or London Bridge and is pretty darn lovely even if I do say so myself. It looks over the Jam Factory. Give me a call on 07970 016189 if you fancy a butchers!