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.