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.
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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