Skillcrown completes development on historic New Cross site


On the site of George England’s Hatcham Iron Works, the old workshop of one of the most important historic locomotive manufacturers, sits a new development – 37 contemporary apartments completed by Skillcrown. The project, on Pomeroy Street in New Cross has now been handed over to housing association, Clarion.

The new living quarter offers 34 apartments for shared ownership and three for rent, with a mix of one, two and three bedroom units. Taking just over two years to complete the development has been finished to a high specification with modern interiors and balconies on all apartments. The project has been split into two buildings that face inwards looking onto a lawned courtyard, establishing a community feel for the new residents.

The location couldn’t be better, with a choice of three train stations nearby, including New Cross Gate, Queen Road Peckham and Peckham Rye station, providing Overground, Southern and Thameslink services in and out of Central London and the City; London Bridge is just a 10 minute train journey away. Also nearby is Goldsmiths University and a selection of quirky shops and restaurants, illustrating the area’s vibrant art scene. For green space, Peckham Rye Common and Fordham Park are in walking distance and Telegraph Hill Park also has the benefit of a skate park.

“We are delighted to deliver another new development in London for Clarion,” said Salik Osman, Managing Director at Skillcrown. “This is a unique living space which is car-free to encourage London residents to use alternative transportation in order to minimise impact on the environment. Its location is perfect for those working across London. We are confident the apartments will be highly sought after.”

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