Number One Mantle Road nears completion

Number One Mantle Road is nearing completion. It will create create nine new apartments and ground-level retail space.If filled, the retail space will create a bit of a bridge between Bohemia Hair at one end of Mantle Road and the Broca Food Market at the other.It's 'in keeping' with the other stuff that's been thrown ...

Broca Food Market renews shop search

The BFM's planned move from their home on Mantle Road to Brockley Cross has been scrapped, but they aim to move as soon elsewhere in SE4 once a new tenant's been found for their current unit.Erin says:"BFM needs a smaller retail footprint with a more space for a kitchen. I've found another property in Brockley ...

Autumn Ice Cream at the Broca Food Market

The first ice cream extravaganza of the Mantle Road-era Broca Food Market will be on October 20th. Glacée-guru Joan says the ice cream will be made "mostly with locally sourced and foraged fruits including wild elderberries, blackberries and rosehips, crabapples and garden pears and apples."

The Broca Food Market’s big move

Erin from the Broca writes:We are moving the Broca Food Market over to Brockley Cross, to the shop currently occupied by Birds Dress Agency on Malpas Road.We're aiming to be in and open by middle of December. The Birds ladies are having a sale now and will be leaving on November 22nd. The Mantle Road property ...

Birds Dress Agency up for sale

Monkeyboy spots that the freehold on the Birds Dress Agency property on Malpas Road is now up for sale. Agents KFH say: Adjoining two storey mid terrace property comprising an inter-communicating vintage clothes shops on the ground floor level with a self-contained entrance to the upper parts. There is a garden at the rear of ...

Brockley Sainsbury’s is open

The Sainsbury's Local on Mantle Road opened today. Comments and reviews please!

Brockley Sainsbury’s delayed

The new Sainsbury's Local on Mantle Road, which was originally due to have opened by now, will not open until the summer.A BCer with some inside knowledge of the project who asked not to be named says: "The store opening date has been pushed back to a likely date in July as a result of ...

Do the Brockley Squeeze

The Guardian is collecting examples of lamentable London cycle provision. Today's entry is called the Brockley Squeeze and stars a pathetic scrap of cycle lane on Mantle Road:Less than zero useNever mind the building works creating a bottle-neck, these sorts of lanes are worse than useless. No cyclist would bother with it and no pedestrian ...

Brockley Sainsbury’s – work begins

Sainsbury's will occupy the unit being refurbished (right)The Nisa next to the Broca Food Market on Mantle Road has closed.Work has begun on the new Sainsbury's Local that will replace it. The new store will be larger than its predecessor and is due to open within weeks.

Serious incident outside Brockley Station

Police attend the scene. Photo courtesy of Karen.The air ambulance landed in the football cage in St Norbert Road. Photo courtesy of Alison.The western exit to Brockley Station, parts of Coulgate Street and Mantle Road have been closed by police this evening, following a serious incident outside John Stainer Primary School. Emergency services are at ...