Elemento Group is pleased to be bringing forward the residential-led, mixed-use redevelopment of Martins Yard (view site location below) that responds sensitively to the Telegraph Hill Conservation Area. The intention is to regenerate this brownfield, urban site with new homes, mixed uses on the ground floor, high quality landscaped spaces and improved pedestrian and cycle links.
Elemento Group is committed to engaging with local stakeholders and the wider community to help shape the proposals. During March and April, architects and masterplanners JTP will be holding consultation activities to present the background of the Martins Yard site and gather ideas on possible uses for the site and its relationship with the surrounding neighbourhood.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we may not be able to hold face to face meetings and exhibitions but we will ensure easily accessible communication with the community via this webpage, physical newsletters and a Freephone number 0800 012 6730.
Have Your Say!
In the first stage of the consultation, we would like to hear what you “like” and “dislike” about the local area around Martins Yard and your ideas for the regeneration of the site itself. You can do this by submitting your answers to the questions below here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) What do you like about the local area around the Martins Yard site?
2) What do you dislike about the local area around the Martins Yard site?
3) What are your ideas for the future of the Martins Yard site itself and what uses would you like to see there?
A newsletter with the above information has been sent to the local area which can be downloaded here.
We welcome comments by close Wednesday 7 April 2021.
We will assess all comments received and feed them to our design team as they work up a Vision for the site, for presentation to the community via Zoom at 6pm on Wednesday 14 April 2021.
Please email email@example.com to register your attendance. A Zoom meeting link will then be provided.
Following the presentation, we will seek your comments on the Vision and develop the proposals through continuing stakeholder and community dialogue. Our aim is to submit a planning application to Lewisham Borough Council in late April 2021 and around this time we will hold a further Zoom presentation to show and explain clearly the submission proposals and update this webpage.
The Martins Yard site is approximately 0.36 hectares in area and comprises part of the Endwell Road Local Employment Location. The site also sits within the boundary of the Telegraph Hill Conservation Area.
The site is currently occupied by Skyline Roofing Centres Ltd and is populated with four shed/warehouse buildings set within an open storage yard. The floor space of these buildings total 656 m2 and approximately 8 people are employed on site.
Brockley has transitioned from a woodland clearing to a small agricultural community to an industrial, highly connected place during the 19th and early twentieth century. Today it is now primarily a sought-after residential area with a range of amenities and good rail connections.
This growth has been led first by the Croydon Canal and then the railways which replaced it and currently surround the site.
The Martins Yard site has remained as a storage yard since its formation around the 1900’s. The primary access to the site was originally from Endwell Road to the east where Martins Yard formed a much larger complex. The access on to Drakefell Road was secondary.
Dating back to the 1950s it is evident that the site was used as a dairy storage and distribution depot. The site was owned by Jason Martin, of Martin’s Dairy, however the area today has now been divided into different ownerships and uses.
The neighbouring development, Dragonfly Place, received planning approval in 2012. It is a mixed use development of 4 storeys with commercial units at ground and first floor and self-contained homes on the upper floors.
Martins Yard looking south from Drakefell Road