Indicative view of the new public square from Burnt Ash Road

St. Modwen's proposals for the Leegate Shopping Centre

St. Modwen, the owner of Leegate Shopping Centre, is an expert developer and regeneration specialist. Over the past five years, St. Modwen has been developing plans to transform the Leegate Shopping Centre in consultation with the local community.

Lee Green is one of nine major and district town centres in the London Borough of Lewisham. The site has been identified in the council’s planning policy for additional housing and is suitable for increased density. Policy also encourages the provision of caf├ęs, restaurants, pubs, employment, community uses and leisure facilities in town centres where retail already exists.

St. Modwen plans to provide a reinvigorated district centre for Lee Green that caters for local need, provides new housing and serves as a hub for the whole community.

PLANS TO REGENERATE THE LEEGATE SHOPPING CENTRE HAVE NOW BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE LONDON BOROUGH OF LEWISHAM FOR CONSIDERATION

The story so far

Following public consultation between 2012 and 2014, St. Modwen submitted a detailed planning application in January 2015.  This was approved by Lewisham Council in May 2016, before ASDA, which had a pre-let agreement at the site, announced its intention to withdraw from the scheme in June 2017.

The Alternative Scheme

Following ASDA’s withdrawal, St. Modwen reflected upon local priorities and feedback received from the community at earlier public consultations and prepared alternative proposals for the regeneration of the Leegate Shopping Centre.

Next Steps

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback as part of the most recent round of consultation on St. Modwen’s plans for the regeneration of the Leegate Shopping Centre.  A planning application has now been submitted to the London Borough of Lewisham for consideration.