Thurston Road Industrial Estate demolition begins

Demolition work has begun on the Thurston Road Industrial Estate in Lewisham. The site is due to be redeveloped as part of the wider regeneration of Lewisham town centre.

The plans for the site include a building of up to 17 storeys, which will include non-food retail space and up to 400 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, plus associated landscaping including car parking and cycle parking for residents and shoppers. Planning permission for the scheme was granted in 2008, but an extension was granted in 2011.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lewisham station is going to be heaving with all the extra people travelling into London to work. Are there plans to increase capacity?

Matt-Z said...

Lewisham Station needs a complete rebuild (along the lines of Stratford), primarily to get rid of the bottleneck of flat junctions and speed up trains on the north Kent lines in and out of London, but also to get the DLR to Catford and Bakerloo to Hayes (if that ends up the chosen route), and generally increase station capacity and access.

So doing would require a joined-up project with serious investment, agreement and input from TfL, Network Rail, the DfT and Lewisham.

I don't know how actively this is being looked into at the moment, with finances tight and other, more pressing projects at hand. However, the more land around the station that is sold off and redeveloped, the harder such a project becomes to achieve without major long-term disruption.

Anonymous said...

Lewisham Gateway consultation going on as we write.

max said...

Yes, there's a consultation on Phase 1, which is the bit to be built where the car park outside the shopping centre is I think.

Dates are announced here:
http://newlewisham.com/

Anonymous said...

Isn't Tesco expanding into their carpark?

Anonymous said...

The noblest prospect in central Lewisham is the railways that take you somewhere better, should you wish to dine in a restaurant, find a nice pub or bar or visit a cinema.

The station will become busier, all those people in the new flats need to escape.

Anonymous said...

Tesco was expanding into its car parks on the side where the rail way tracks are. And its main entrance would have been that side as well with awider foot bridge over the river to enter its shop.

Anonymous said...

Nick, Any news about 180 Brockley Road. Did they get planning permission?

The Vicar's Hill said...

What will happen to the extra traffic? More congestion in Ladywell which has been turned into a giant car park every week night. We like to think of it as a village, poor misguided us.

Anonymous said...

Non-food retail space!
Another betting shop, barbers and nail bar.
Great!

Anonymous said...

My dog's ears just pricked up

Anonymous said...

I bet its one of those "Devil Dogs".

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