Consent granted for new homes in Bexley
Planning consent has been granted for a new mixed-tenure housing development in Abbey Wood for Peabody. The building incorporates 66 new homes arranged over ten floors with commercial units terminating the existing high street.
The development steps in height to negotiate between the modest scale of Abbey Wood Village and the surrounding woods in which the ruins of the historic Lesnes Abbey are located. Rooftop terraces provide amenity space for residents with views northwards towards the River Thames and incorporate planting that references the surrounding woodland.
The brickwork incorporates rustication and variation in mortar colour resulting in a stratified appearance inspired by the geology of the site and the abbey ruins.