LB Lewisham

Bond House

Residential | Mixed Use | Workspace

ClientD and DW Ovenell and Crest Nicholson
Architect BPTW
Number of Homes 89
Site Area 0.24 ha
Other Uses 862 sqm
Local Authority London Borough of Lewisham

Bond House is a mixed-use scheme in New Cross, offering 89 homes in a mix of apartments and maisonettes, alongside a gallery space and artist studio space at ground and first floor level.

Standing at a height of up to 10 storeys, this landmark development offers double height commercial space, configured to act as an attractor and wayfinding device along the adjacent ‘Route 1’ cycle route.

Working closely with local planning officers, BPTW secured a revised planning permission for this scheme, having successfully demonstrated that the optimised proposals were an enhancement on the planning permission previously secured by the team.

The revisions focused on maximising the potential of the site to meet the needs and requirements of both the client and the community. As part of this, improvements were made to the residential quality of the homes to meet emerging London Plan Standards. Given the complexities presented by the site, we entered into a Planning Performance Agreement with LB Lewisham in order to structure focus meetings around particular topics. As a result, we developed the scheme with strong Council support, enabling Officers to approve the scheme under a delegated authority as opposed to it being put before planning committee.