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not-bono-ever

They are ringing the bells now but soon...

Hmm. when I forst came to London, I was in there rooting about and found a sketch book owned by C Walter Hodges ( no body has heard of him I spose) and tried to buy it.The owner must have seen the look in my eyes and decided that it was not for sale at any price and took it off me. grrr
 

pocketscience

Well-Known Member
As a kid I used to play 5-a-side football there on tuesday evenings. At the time Saxon used to host dances there at weekends as well.
 

Rutita1

Council Estate Socialist
The London Borough of Lewisham is excited to invite expressions of interest for the development and renewal of Ladywell Playtower.
This grade II listed building represents a fantastic opportunity to revive the character and significance of these historic public baths, and strengthen the character of the St Mary’s Conservation Area. Having been out of use for more than a decade this once important community facility now has an opportunity to serve the needs of the local area.

The site offers close proximity to Ladywell’s bustling village centre and well connected transport links, surrounded by rejuvenated public and open spaces. Nearby Lewisham centre is experiencing rapid change and investment, whilst Catford centre is earmarked for major regeneration works.

The double storey property originally comprised first and second class pool halls located at the front right and rear of the site, with adjoining two storey administration space, slipper baths and function rooms. The rear pool hall was badly damaged in a fire in 2005 but remains standing, and there is space for some car parking on site.

Ladywell Playtower sits adjacent to Ladywell Coroner’s Court and Mortuary, both of which are Grade II listed and have been identified by the Council for future development.

The Council will consider proposals from developers, investors, occupiers and consortia to bring the building back into viable use, subject to the necessary consents and requirements.



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Brainaddict

chief propagandist (provisional)
That'll be turned into flats then. zzzzz.
I think there's quite a lot of momentum behind trying to avoid that fate. The council would certainly make themselves very unpopular if they let it happen. There have been proposals already for mixed use, including some community use. Ladywell Village Improvement Group: Ladywell Old Baths/'Playtower' - update
Lewisham Building Preservation Trust

It's not clear to me what the council are offering yet - are they offering a free/discounted lease to whoever takes on the mammoth restoration costs?
 

oryx

Sitting on the bock of the day
I think there's quite a lot of momentum behind trying to avoid that fate. The council would certainly make themselves very unpopular if they let it happen. There have been proposals already for mixed use, including some community use. Ladywell Village Improvement Group: Ladywell Old Baths/'Playtower' - update
Lewisham Building Preservation Trust

It's not clear to me what the council are offering yet - are they offering a free/discounted lease to whoever takes on the mammoth restoration costs?
I looked at the website to see if there was explicit encouragement of some kind of community use, which I expected there would be, and there wasn't. I suspect with council cuts to face, it will be sold to the highest bidder, flats or otherwise. :(
 

not-bono-ever

They are ringing the bells now but soon...
Im going to be popping into the Malaysian Deli with the family in the next couple of days for a meal - I have heard good things about this Crofton park eaterie- any experiences ?
 

craigxcraig

Prefers 'cxc'
Also, i can highly recommend Cafe Green in Hither Green. Used to be a greasy spoon which has slowly transformed into a very good Vientnames cafe - food is great, v cheap and has BYO. Open during day and friday/saturday night.
 

ska invita

back on the other side
anyone know what's happening to that big pub, I think it's called Ravensbourne Arms. Massive building, huge pub, scaffold currently up.
 

craigxcraig

Prefers 'cxc'
I really miss the Rav, was my go to pub - always a decent bunch in there. Cat ford Bridge Tavern is now open, similar sized space but lacks the Rav feel :(
 

craigxcraig

Prefers 'cxc'
A friend of mine runs the the Comedy Club at the Fox & Firkin - I've been to his last two shows which were excellent. Next one is this Saturday and clashes with my mates 50th, is a good night and worth checking out. Also, anyone yet tried Sparrow - recently opened restaurant that looks onto the Lewisham gyratory, around the corner from boots?
 

bromley

...isn't as good as Lewisham.
A friend of mine runs the the Comedy Club at the Fox & Firkin - I've been to his last two shows which were excellent. Next one is this Saturday and clashes with my mates 50th, is a good night and worth checking out. Also, anyone yet tried Sparrow - recently opened restaurant that looks onto the Lewisham gyratory, around the corner from boots?
Comedy night sounds interesting!

I haven't been to the restaurant.
 

craigxcraig

Prefers 'cxc'
bromley its really good - this will be his third night and bit gutted to miss it as its on my doorstep, still, got a 50th bday party which will messy and nearly as local :cool:

line up: lewishamcomedy.com/upcoming-shows/
 
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