Indicative aerial view of the approved scheme looking East towards the site

The Approved Scheme

Between the June 2014 consultation and November 2014, St. Modwen and its design team, which includes award-winning architects Maccreanor Lavington and landscape specialists East, developed proposals to transform Leegate Shopping Centre.

Consulting the local community

Throughout this process, St. Modwen has continued to work with local stakeholders and the plans have evolved significantly as a result of the feedback received.

  • March 2012: First public exhibition on initial ideas
    We shared our original draft plans on a proposed part redevelopment and part-refurbishment of the centre. It was felt that the foodstore was too dominant and a more mixed-use approach would be beneficial.
  • June 2014: Second public exhibition
    As a result of feedback, our revised proposals featured a complete redevelopment of the centre, replacing it with a mix of new shops, leisure facilities and a greater number of new homes.
  • November 2014: Third public exhibition
    Our updated plans, which reflect feedback from June, include comprehensive landscaping proposals incorporating a wide range of new, semi-mature trees, additional planting and attractive and welcoming outdoor public spaces.
  • February 2015: detailed planning application submitted to the London Borough of Lewisham
  • May 2016: The London Borough of Lewisham approves the regeneration of the site
  • February 2017: The Greater London Authority also approves regeneration plans
  • June 2017:  St. Modwen confirms that scheme will no longer feature Asda as the anchor tenant, following expiry of a development agreement

Leegate Shopping Centre

The approved regeneration of Leegate Shopping Centre would:

  • Comprehensively redevelop the centre with new shops, cafés and community facilities
  • Provide opportunities for independent businesses
  • Introduce attractively landscaped public spaces incorporating semi-mature trees
  • Provide approximately 229 new homes set around landscaped gardens
  • Create a permanent community centre
  • Provide a new foodstore (similar size to Sainsbury’s at Lee Green) with entrances off Burnt Ash Road and Eltham Road
  • Enhance the public space around the centre, making it safer and more attractive
  • Create over 400 jobs for local people

St. Modwen will be making an announcement regarding its alternative plans for the regeneration of the site in the coming weeks.