The withdrawal of ASDA allowed us to increase the number of homes we can deliver at Leegate. This will help to ease the housing shortage in Lewisham and London, and provide a greater number of affordable homes in Lee Green.
London's housing crisis
London’s housing crisis remains severe and, in common with other London boroughs, Lewisham has a pressing need for more homes across a range of different tenures. The Mayor of London is positively encouraging densification of development in well-connected locations such as Lee Green.
Our alternative proposals would accommodate 393 new homes on site and would support more affordable housing than was proposed under the approved scheme. Housing would be ‘tenure blind’, with no distinction between private and affordable housing in design terms.
The taller residential buildings would provide predominantly one and two bedroom apartments, available for sale or for rent. Communal courtyard gardens, located between buildings above commercial uses, would provide amenity space for residents.
The plans also include three storey mews-style homes along Carston Close, and a new pedestrian route linking it with the public square. This would provide a range of apartments and maisonettes including three-bedroom family accommodation.
We retained award-winning architects Maccreanor Lavington who are renowned for their housing expertise and are recognised by the Greater London Authority for their thinking on housing and mixed-use development.
Indicative images of the new homes