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Purelake completed building works - now marketing the building

Great news that Purelake are now marketing The Greyhound having rebuilt the pub "brick by brick".

A long road with meetings with Lewisham's planners and Building Control officers from starting the rebuilding on Monday 11 May 2015.

This follows agreement on the structural condition of the building and how to proceed to put on a new roof and replace the existing upper floor so that it is above the window line.

There have been a number of meetings where the issue has been discussed including regular reports to the Mayor and Cabinet. This followed the referral by the Sydenham Asssembly to the Mayor and Cabinet on 1 October 2014 with a full report presented on Wednesday 22 October.

Planning permission was granted for the partial demolition of The Greyhound and full restoration of the building. Use Class A3/A4 unit in the centre of a new public square would see a new gastropub/restaurant.

There is provision for 11 parking spaces (4 for residents, 2 commercial, 1 disabled and 4 parking spaces for car club use), motorcycle parking, storage for 56 cycles, refuse storage facilities and servicing, plus alterations to the existing access from Spring Hill and closure of the existing access from Kirkdale.

The 40 residential affordable housing are now let with a mix of 12 one-bedroom, 11 two-bedroom and 17 three bedroom homes. The ground floor has three units that meet the SEHLP standards for adaption to accommodate wheelchair occupiers, being 1 one-bedroom flat and 2 two-bedroom flats.

In total the amount of commercial floorspace is 943sq m, of which the pub comprises 286sq m and Sainsburys are taking the rear unit.