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Major works on a £210m development which will transform the face of Lewisham town centre have been unveiled.

Major works on a £210m development which will transform the face of Lewisham town centre have been unveiled.

Major works on a £210m development which will transform the face of Lewisham town centre have been unveiled.

 

Lewisham Gateway is set to deliver more than 700 new mixed-tenure homes, a new riverside park and hundreds of new jobs. Michael Auger, regional director for Muse Developments, who are developing the Lewisham Gateway, said: “We have been working with our partners to bring this transformational scheme to life for more than a decade and it’s a really significant point to be able to show work on the infrastructure and the first two buildings is well underway.”
 

The story so far...

 

  • 2005-2007 – Extensive consultation
  • 2009 – Lewisham Council grants outline planning permission for the masterplan
  • 2009 – Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) confirmed and CPO process begins
  • 2010 – Demolition and temporary landscaping
  • December 2012 – Details of first phase of development consulted on – first reserved matters application for detailed design of buildings and open space
  • May 2013 – First reserved matters application approved
  • February/March 2014 – Initial site preparation work began...

 

Lewisham Gateway is set to deliver a more vibrant and better connected Lewisham. This will allow the creation of an exciting new development at the heart of Lewisham town centre, creating new jobs and homes for local people.

 

The Gateway is being delivered on land released by the Mayor of London, the London Borough of Lewisham and Transport for London, as part of a drive to accelerate house building on thousands of sites across the capital. Delivery of the scheme has also been supported by the Homes and Communities Agency.


Two new residential blocks on site delivering 193 homes, including the 25-storey Portrait London, are the first of various multi-storey buildings proposed in the scheme. Portrait will comprise of suites, one, two and three bedroom high-quality apartments built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 for energy, efficiency and sustainability and will be expected in Summer 2016.


It is hoped the regeneration will strengthen Lewisham town centre, uniting elements of the area including; Lewisham Station, DLR and London Bus hub, Lewisham Shopping Centre, the main high street and Glass Mill Leisure Centre.


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Posted 20th August 2015

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