Work begins at Convoys Wharf

High Over Sayes Court and Convoys Wharf from Sayes Court on Vimeo.

Enabling work has finally begun at Convoys Wharf, which occupies a large proportion of Lewisham's tiny stretch of Thames-side. The site has lain dormant for years, obstructing the Thames Path and wrecking any chance of Deptford developing a coherent riverside.

When complete, the site will create 3,500 homes and commercial space, as well as restoring the Grade II-listed Olympia Building and the historic Sayes Court garden, which will double as a community education project. This drone footage, found by the Deptford Dame, shows how enormous the site is.

Detailed planning permission has not yet been secured for the scheme and completion is years away, but the construction work underway is an important statement of intent for a project that has taken an eternity to coalesce.