Walton Lodge Laundry, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton to be converted into flats and restaurant

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Oooh. A nice £2m earner for Jerry & Co. Suuuh-weeet!

    His company are trading in some of London's poorest wards, so I wonder if anyone has amy knowledge of community or charity schemes that Jerry or Lexadon have contributed to? Seeing as his company (and his personal fortune) are so big, it does seem a fair question to ask.

    I did ask him directly about this some time ago (Jerry is - strangely - awfully keen on mailing me quite regularly) but he declined to answer. Perhaps he donates zillions but is too modest to announce the fact. Which would be a nice thing to do.

    Perhaps he could post up here and tell us (he's an avid reader of these boards too). I'm sure he's really quite a generous man, but a search on Google only brings up this: Millionnaire developer prosecuted for illegal conversion of house in Trent Road

    *awaits next email from Jerry
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  2. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  3. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    something something Jerry-built houses. :)
  4. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    I have heard from a reliable source that he prefers to be called Jed
    ..........Jedi Knight :thumbs:
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  5. uk benzo

    uk benzo أنا ليس أمريكي

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  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Have you a credible source for that, else I'll have to remove it.
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  7. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    There was a bit of a problem there this morning. Bloody great excavator knocked a girder and some power cabling coming through the artificially widened and lowered gap on the way out.

    Obviously we are used to such behaviour when it comes to Herne Hill railway bridges - but I fancy the Walton Lodge facade might not be as resilient as a railway bridge.

    PS I recall back in 1980 neighbouring residents go a 10% cut in their rates bill to compensate for "disturbance" during the building of Olive Morris House. I bet that Lambeth are not giving Brixton Square residents a 10% council tax cut!

    PPS Anyone note this? Barratts were apparently awarding contracts illegally - right at the period when Brixton Square was built

    Barratt executive arrested after internal misconduct inquiry - BBC News
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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's what that 'sympathetic' conversion looks like:

  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's a big old site:

  10. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Funnily enough I heard the Network Rail were highly uncooperative about using their empty arch at the back for site access - thereby causing most of the mess at the front where heavy equipment had to be got onto site by digging out the frontage.

    Still I don't suppose one could expect Network Rail to be any more accommodating to Lexadon than anyone else?
  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Took a few snaps of crane operations on site yesterday.
    Because they are preserving the facade many building materials are being hoisted over the frontage to be assembled behind. Usually it's huge bags of ready mix concrete but yesterday it was bright yellow girders.
    Walton Laundry crane 4.jpg Walton Laundry crane 1.jpg Walton Laundry crane 2.jpg Walton Laundry crane 3.jpg
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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Fuck them.
    It's not like Lexadon are some wonderful, much loved, community focused property developer. There's precisely zero social or (splutter) 'affordable' housing in that site so the more it costs Lexadon, the happier I am.
  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    My opinion on your opinion (if anyone cares) is that if this was the 1980s the Laundry would have made a fantastic Cooltan 3.

    However as its the 2017s you might be better off with Lexadon than someone like Taylor Wimpey who would probably have demolished the site - and still not provided affordable or social housing.
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I don't think even Lambeth would have OKd the destruction of such a distinctive frontage, but they're all the same self-interested, affordable housing-avoiding luxury providers to me.
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  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's now it looks now. Lexadon have mangled up the symmetry of the frontage and the thing at the back looks well fugly.

  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    So is Jerry 'No Affordable Homes' Knight digging some sort of extra bonus basement space? I don't recall seeing that in the original planning application but I may have missed it,

  18. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The existing building has a small basement. The original planning application includes extending that basement to the full extent of the building. There will be a lightwell down one side, to give natural light and fire escape to the basements of the 5 commercial units. The street-facing A3 (food & drink) unit will also have a basement.

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  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    All that money to spend on expensive extensions but not an affordable unit to be found.
  20. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    That looks like a scaled-down version of Your Nu Town Hall, where the business units are to let. And the former Lambeth Borough cash safe with its door wedged open for H & S reasons one assumes.
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Who wants to open a restaurant in the old Walton Lodge? A mere £85,000 per annum.

    Here's the vibrant blurb:

    Walton Lodge Laundry | 0203 757 7777 | Union Street Partners

    *Looks like a bit of slipppage on the completion date of 'March 2018'. It's nowhere near ready.
  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    And will you look just how blooming edgy and arty their workspaces are.

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  23. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    It will be our own version of The Fire Station at Waterloo - except it won't be a decommissioned first station.
    Sounds OK to me - not that I would ever go in there. I still haven't been to Mama Dough!
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  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It'll be another trendy celebration of high living to rub in the faces of the poor people living in the estate opposite.
  25. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

  26. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    Well here’s the back end that no one can see from the road. So what do you reckon ?. It’s not long till completion, and I’m sure you feel sympathy for the residents of Brixton square who back on to this development. They have already had two years of grief with all the noise from the building works, now they will have considerable noise from partygoers not to mention a loss of light.
  27. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member


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  28. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Welcome to vibrant Brixton :cool:
  29. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    That's very avant garde. Unusually curvy though for the 21st century.
    Maybe what is needs is a grass turf lining?
    Turfing would soften it -see this example from the Faro Islands
    Maybe you should get on to the Green Party?
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Ah, the luxury flat gentrifiers complaining about the next influx of luxury flat gentrifiers!

    Actually I do have some sympathy with because this is a horrible development that has taken an age to finish - it's now way behind schedule. I do hope that it's not causing too much of a financial burden to Jerry Knight and his Lexadon empire.

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