Mega God v Giant Mammon

Visuals have been released for a proposed redevelopment of Thurston Road Industrial Estate in Lewisham, another key plank in Lewisham Council's vision for the redevelopment of the town centre.

There are currently few more miserable stretches of road than this one and the light industrial units on the estate are currently occupied almost exclusively by evangelical churches like these guys.

The blurb says:

The scheme comprises of a 2 - 17 storey high-density mixed-use development accommodating non-food retail units and flexible retail/commercial live work units arranged around internal centralised parking areas within a two-storey podium structure and residential accommodation above, along with associated parking and servicing. The residential element above the podium level is arranged ‘U' shaped around a large central courtyard providing amenity space for residents. The scheme is left open at the southwest point to maximise sunlight into the courtyard.

That equates to:

406 new homes (62 social rented)

118 parking spaces

4 new retail outlets