BrocSoc slams Ashby Mews changes

The tarmac-covered north endFollowing the installation of a gate across the north end of Ashby Mews, some residents have now decided to tarmac the surface, changing its historic character to something which more closely resembles a business park.The southern end of Ashby Mews is untouchedThe gates, which we were initially promised would be left open ...

Fortress Ashby Mews

The gates go inRecently, a metal gate appeared without warning across the northern entrance to Ashby Mews.This entrance to the mews has been cursed by constant fly-tipping over the years and the gates are a defense measure installed by residents.I bow to no-one in my hatred for rubbish and fly-tipping and I can imagine how infuriating ...

Brockley: Building the Dream

More4 show Building the Dream kicks off its new series with the story of Eryka and Sam, a Brockley couple who transformed a dilapidated Ashby Mews workshop into their dream home (or at least, I assume they did - the show is still unfolding).The building is a live-work hybrid, which includes studio space for glass ...

Ashby Mews stable conversion planned

An application has been submitted to convert the site of a dilapidated stable to the rear of Upper Brockley Road into a live/work studio.The building will be entirely demolished and the stable will be rebuilt with a handsome new extension bolted on as part of a wider redevelopment of the light industrial units in Ashby ...

Wickham Mews Street Art – Part Three

Rodent's The ThinkerIf I knew what sort of bird this was, I could come up with a punCarol Thatcher would approve

Wickham Mews Street Art – Part Two

More street art from the Wickham Mews menagerie.Hello fellow bees, how's the abdomen? Swollen with nectar, I trust?Beautiful feathered tyrantThe Court of Owls

Wickham Mews Street Art – Part One

"Old Man Coyote took this dirt and blew on it. He made the earth. It was fine and he was pleased. The ducks returned and were amazed."- Old Man Coyote Creation MythPigeon StreetBrockley must now have more works of street art per capita than anywhere else in the world. Amazing paintings stretch like a string ...

Three more residential developments planned for Ashby Mews

Top to bottom: 111, 143, 153-155 UBRThree proposals have been submitted to turn garages on Ashby Mews into residential properties.Buildings to the rear of 111 Upper Brockley Road, 143 Upper Brockley Road and 153-155 Upper Brockley Road.Each of the projects is a modernist rebuild of dilapidated storage areas, with access from the mews.Objectors to the development on ...

The Pass Menagerie

Ashby Mews has been turned into a secret graffiti gallery. Garages and lock-ups have been re-cast as foxes, cats and badgers (natch). Here are a couple. More on our Instagram feed.With thanks to Woodenfingers.

Garage sale on Wickham Mews

A rarity - some workshop space in Brockley is up for sale. It's the freehold on a Wickham Mews property. The agents say:This freehold workshop and garages are located in the heart of the Brockley conservation area, one of South East London’s most sought after locations. The workshop itself is currently trading as a gearbox and ...