According to the developers, works on Tower Bridge Court have been further delayed. This means the parking suspensions and scaffolding will be pushed back to later in the summer. We will publish the new start date as soon as we receive it.
In addition, beginning the week of 12 July, some exploratory work will be done in the building's basement which will include cutting through concrete with a floor saw. The developers report that they will be working with doors and windows closed to keep noise to a minimum.
The TBC developers have announced a short delay to the start of work on the site. As a result, the parking bay suspensions, scaffolding and fencing outlined below won't begin for another week or two. The crane - and accompanying road closure - should take place in early August. We will post the exact dates when they become available.
3 July 2021
The developers of Tower Bridge Court have offered the following updates about works at the site over the next several weeks.
Machinery and materials will be brought to the site over the coming fortnight. In addition:
Week beginning 5 July
Heras fencing will be positioned on the footpath around Tower Bridge Court on Thursday 8 July.
Parking bay suspensions go into effect (see more details in the first item below).
Week beginning 12 July
Scaffolders will arrive on site and will be there for the next three months.
Additionally, on 30 July Horselydown Lane will be closed for the day from Gainsford Street to Shad Thames to accommodate a crane.
30 June 2021
From 1 July 2021, Southwark Council's Streetworks contractors will be putting parking bay suspension notices on lampposts adjacent to the relevant parking bays mentioned below.
These parking bays will be suspended with effect from Thursday, 8 July 2021 until the project is completed, but please note that Wilmott Dixon is intending to make the parking bays available for general use every weekend. The agreement has yet to be finalised with the Council, but for the time being the parking bays will be suspended for 5 working days a week on a rolling basis and each weekend the bays will be available for use with the dates on the notices on lampposts changed accordingly.
The parking bays to be suspended are:
30 November 2020
The TBC developers have contacted us to say that work will not start until January or February at the earliest, which means they could possibly finish by the end of 2022.
Here is the first Tower Bridge Court newsletter from Willmott Dixon.
In addition the COMMUNITY QUESTIONNAIRE on the last page of the newsletter can be completed on-line using the link below.
Update July 2020
As many of you may be aware, in January 2020 the Developer received planning permission to re-develop Tower Bridge Court (TBC), and we recently discovered that their goal is to start work on the site on 20 July 2020.
However, part of the planning permission provided for TBC to consult local residents and businesses. After learning of the Developer's plan to start work in July, Hamish McCallum, local Councillor, together with STRA, convened a “Community Liaison Group” involving the Owner, the Developer, and the Contractor to initially discuss the “Construction Management Plan” (CMP).
The representatives of local resident groups, coordinated by STRA, have now submitted their concerns and questions to the Contractors. The major concern is about emergency access to Horselydown Lane which will, at times, be blocked by construction lorries. Another concern is the large amount of lorry traffic in Shad Thames generally. And, the group, of course, is concerned about the levels of noise, dust and vibration caused by the development.
At present, the CMP suggests noise will be 2 hours on/2 hours off, but it is unclear how much noise this really means, and what (if anything) might be done about the noise of reversing lorries.
The Contractor will shortly be circulating a Questionnaire to the wider Shad Thames area on how residents/businesses would like to be informed of the progress of the works, etc. As soon as the final version of the Questionnaire is available it will be posted on the STRA website.
The local resident group have assured the Contractor of the importance of establishing and maintaining a close working relationship. The group confirmed their commitment to taking this forward once their concerns have been addressed.
Image courtesy of Willmott Dixon
Developer Web Site
The proposed development will consist of refurbishment, extension and re-purposing of
the existing building for enhanced office accommodation and flexible, ancillary commercial uses at ground floor level. The scheme will comprise the removal of the existing fifth floor offices and plant room, the extension of some floors and construction of additional floors.
Landscaping and external areas are also proposed at various levels of the building including ground and roof level.
Tower Bridge Court
255 Tower Bridge Road