Commercial buildings

Bell Green
Southend Lane

This hypermarket was designed by Roy Collado of Chetwood Associates, and was built in 1994-5 on a large derelict gasworks site. The bold sculptured design features a huge wing-like canopy supported by an elegant steel branch structure. The use of curves, colours and materials reflects the site's former industrial use, as well as its present retail function.

Former Barclays Bank
Lewisham Way
This was designed by J and J S Edmeston in 1885 for the London and South West Bank Ltd and was built from red brick and buff terracotta in a baronial style. The strong vertical emphasis, bold detailing and corner site provided the building with a desirable prominence. Changing high street banking trends have seen the building converted to flats.

H E Olby
299-313 Lewisham High Street
Olby's is an old established firm with a long history of adapting, extending and building showrooms on site. Number 299 dates from the 1790s and has a tall mansard roof and number 305 is a solid mid-Victorian building. A single building containing numbers 307-313 was built in two phases in 1928 and 1934-5. Its modern fa├žade displays art deco influences.

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