The Timberyard Deptdford

The Timberyard Deptford

The Timberyard Deptford is a new place to live and work in one of London’s brightest corners

The Timberyard Deptford... Historic, affordable and well connected

This July saw Deptford take centre stage in a full page feature in leading national broadsheet, The Times, Bricks & Mortar.
Commenting on Deptford’s ongoing regeneration and resilience to gentrification, the journalist describes the area as ‘edgy yet affordable’ – and that it has been ‘the next big thing for years…unlikely to lose its character anytime soon’.

Deptford’s excellent transport links, and relatively low prices are noted and the journalist suggests that it is no surprise that creatives are flocking to the area.
It also mentions the number of ‘outstanding’ primary and secondary schools nearby. The Timberyard Deptford is highlighted as an ‘important scheme’ for the area, with its proximity to the river, Deptford and Pepys Parks and the high street.
It also includes details on Lendlease’s plans to transform The Victoria into an ‘incubator hub’ for start-up businesses. Commending Lendlease for its role in placemaking, the journalist outlines its efforts to open up this industrial site which was previously closed to the public, particularly noting the incorporation of a linear park which will follow the route of the old Grand Surrey Canal.

The piece looks at the rich history of the area, including the knighthood of Francis Drake by Queen Elizabeth I aboard the Golden Hind in 1581 following his circumnavigation of the world, which underpins the area’s heritage and links to the shipbuilding industry – as drawn on at The Timberyard Deptford.

Read more: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/take-me-downriver-to-deptford-73p7lxkhl