The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

A new 29 storey building proposed

On the border of Camberwell SE5, just in SE24, an application has been made to Lambeth Council for two tower blocks rising to 29 and 20 storeys at Hardess Street, above light industrial use and a new pedestrian route. It is next to the railway line between Herne Hill Road and Milkwood/Hinton Roads. This is the potential view from Milkwood Road, looking towards Loughborough Junction!

As the application is part way up the hill towards Herne Hill its presence will be very noticeable over a large swathe of SE5 and in particular from Ruskin Park, where it is only 300m away at the nearest point to a building rising to approximately 100m

Full details of the planning application can be found on the Lambeth planning website. You then need to search for 19/04280/FUL. The application has 137 documents, but the Design and Access statement – running to 19 fairly short documents provides a comprehensive summary. There were nearly 400 comments on the website on 25 th Feb..

The consultation runs until 12th March. In practice Lambeth always takes comments until just prior to committee date. Comments can also be sent to

View from Ruskin Park

View along Coldharbour Lane in SE5

View at Loughborough Junction

View from Milkwood Road

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The Camberwell Society was formed in 1970 and is the recognised amenity society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell.

The Society’s objectives, as defined by our constitution, are: to stimulate public interest in Camberwell, to promote high standards of planning and architecture in Camberwell, and to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in Camberwell.

We are a charity and raise money for local charities. In the past we have raised money for Southside Rehabilitation Association, St Giles Trust, Cambridge House, the CamberwellCommunity Choir, the HollingtonYouth Centre and the Camberwell Arts Festival