Tanners Hill is very well connected; nearby Deptford Bridge runs DLR services to Canary Wharf, Bank and Stratford International. The London Overground is available at New Cross and Brockley stations, and Brockley, St Johns and Deptford all run national rail services into London Bridge in under ten minutes and London Cannon Street in under 15 minutes.
Historic Greenwich is also within walking distance, with its extensive restaurants, the excellent Picturehouse cinema, along with museums and monuments and the glorious Royal Greenwich Park.
Deptford is a thriving area of London with a growing cultural profile. It has a range of outstanding local galleries, pubs and restaurants, l’Oculto and Artusi sister-restaurant Marcella are noteworthy, and there are plentiful good places to eat in Brockley and Peckham. There are farmers’ markets every Saturday at Brockley Market, and at Deptford Market Yard, a recently launched collection of independent shops and restaurants set within and around Deptford’s refurbished railway arches.
The property is also within the Deptford High Street conservation area of the London Borough of Lewisham. The ground floor and rear yard are used to house the washing machines and other equipment necessary to fulfill this function; and the upstairs rooms provide welfare accommodation for the shop manager.The owner of the property has managed the launderette business for approximately 25years and has struggled to ensure it remains economically viable. The proposed works therefore seek to convert the property from its use as a launderette (sui generis)to residential use, as a single dwelling house (C3a).
Whilst in use as a launderette, the building has received a number of alterations which have not always been sympathetic to its historical character. It has also become rather outdated and dilapidated. Suitable repairs and alterations are therefore proposed in order to bring the property back to its former glory.