Lewisham Gateway construction could begin this summer

Revised plans for the major mixed-use housing development 'Lewisham Gateway' have been submitted, with the developers hoping to start working on two tall buildings this summer, if permission is granted.

Towers A1 and A2 are located at the north west corner of the Lewisham Gateway site, nearest Lewisham Station. Developers Taylor Wimpey and Mace submitted the plans in February Lewisham Gateway and aim to "provide a total of 193 residential units (comprising 18 studio units, 97 one-bedroom units, 74 two-bedroom units and 4 three-bedroom units) and 518 sqm (GEA) of retail/restaurant/cafe floorspace (Use Class A1 and/or A3)), as well as open space (including ‘Confluence Place’), public realm and related works.”

The much-delayed project will replace the roundabout near the station and divert vehicles around a new system, which is expected to slow traffic through the centre of Lewisham.
The new traffic system. The buildings will sit in the top-left corner.
As construction work at Loampit Vale draws to a close, Lewisham Gateway and Thurston Road represent the next phase in the area's development.

11 comments:

julio said...

500 car parking spaces?!

Anon said...

Recall Loampit Vale was approved on the condition the developers build a leisure centre, but it then took an additional £20m of taxpayers money to get the scheme started.

Re Lewisham Gateway years ago the council said it had to make the new bus stand site cleared or face financial penalties. What is to stop the Lewisham Gateway developers building blocks A1 & A2 and walking away from the project?
Despite no work having started the council seems to have done everything it can to appease the developers, and how much and what for was the secret loan from the council to the developers?
With the Mayor's recent experience of urgently having to deal with another secret loan that cost residents £30m, you'd think the council would be more transparent with our money.

Brockley Nick said...

It's not a secret loan, the Cabinet minutes record that it was £2m. And given that this project is a couple of decades behind schedule, I'm not surprised that the Council is doing everything it can to keep the developers interested.

anon said...

To ensure everyone is talking about the same loan could you provide a link or date of the cabinet minutes you refer to?

Anon said...

Few! The beautiful Lewisham shopping center, anex carpark and concrete are safe!! I hear they may become listed buildings...

Brockley Nick said...

No, they're not safe. There are plans to redevelop the shopping centre too...

roysavage said...

I hope the there are no meters coming to brockley

roysavage said...

Is this map correct?

Brockley Nick said...

yes

Max Calò said...

But these two buildings will be built around the current road layout, won't they?

Seanoge said...

The music in the video is terrible, but it seems that the developers have released a simulation of what stage 1 (buildings near the station) will look like during construction...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ee7d6h4hX0

Brockley Central Label Cloud