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26 06, 2016

The London Dockland Development Corporation – lessons for the present

Both Bermondsey and Rotherhithe are going through a period of huge redevelopment. The Canada Water Masterplan will bring a massive increase to the local population with over 3,500 new homes being built in the one consolidated 46-acre development. British Land is the principal developer bringing over £2bn of investment to the project and are in [...]

28 05, 2016

Roger Madelin – Head of Canada Water

Roger Madelin Roger Madelin is a man with experience in development. Few can match his career achievements in the development of large mixed-use schemes first as a part of Argent from 1987 - including a stint as CEO for 15 years - and then more recently as the lead for Argent’s scheme for [...]

21 04, 2016

A New Bridge for Rotherhithe

“We know there will be a new bridge across the Thames between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf,” says Nik Randall of reForm Architects. “The question is what design will be chosen, how long it will take to commission and when the first journeys will be possible.” I went into the reForm Architects’ offices in London Bridge [...]

23 03, 2016

Southwark Park Athletics Centre

SE16 is getting a new Athletics Centre! Construction of the first phase of the redesign and layout of the athletics arena in Southwark Park is nearly complete. The second phase is remodelling the pavilion from the inside out. The building will include four changing rooms (2 athletics, 2 football) and an officials changing room, external lockers, [...]

16 02, 2016

Air Pollution and Citizen Science

ALERT: Volunteers wanted: no skills needed just enthusiasm and reliability Understanding pollution We’ve all become only too aware of the lack of transparency in the vehicle industry over diesel exhaust emissions. In September 2015, Volkswagen confessed to using a device to cheat US NOX emissions tests. Now the subject of air pollution is beset with [...]

8 12, 2015

A New Theatre for Rotherhithe – perhaps

Many people have been saddened to see the Pumphouse at Lavender Pond left empty and vandalised since the Museum closed in 2011. Now the LB Southwark have launched a search for the next phase of its life. And one local has already come up with ambitious plans to convert the former industrial building and museum [...]

18 10, 2015

Planning Update

SE16 is faced with an extraordinary number of development sites at present. Each one has it’s own group of interested parties but the overview is sometimes hard to maintain. Here we have brought together a selection of the major developments in SE16 to help you keep up-to-date with them. We have also listed at the [...]

4 10, 2015

Drummond Road Developments

Many people remember the old Biscuit Factory as the headquarters of Peek Frean's, an institution in Bermondsey life until 1989 (You can read more about their history here). More recently the Biscuit Factory  has become a hive of business life in the area, housing Workspace's buildings with light industrial, studios, workshops and offices for over [...]

3 07, 2015

Four Developments in Rotherhithe

The community of Rotherhithe is facing a wide range of developments - small and large - at the present. Some are already underway, some have been given planning permission and are waiting to start and others again are making application to the planning authority. Here we bring you news on four of those developments. Each [...]

18 06, 2015

Save The Clipper

Please help save this local pub - Tues 23 June 19:00 Do you think we need a partnership between developers and the community? Do you think we need places that give our growing community space to meet, to play and to socialise? Do you want to stand up for our heritage and the character of [...]