Major Step for Lewisham Gateway as Planning is agreed
The delivery of the Lewisham Gateway project in south London has taken a major step forward following a planning committee meeting which gave unanimous approval for Phase One of the scheme.
Muse is delivering Lewisham Gateway in partnership with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, London Borough of Lewisham, Transport for London (TfL) and London Bus Services.This first phase will comprise 193 studio, one, two and four bedroom apartments and 5,575 square feet of retail space all within two buildings, as well as major highway improvements and a new open park, Confluence Place, which will include significant improvements to the rivers Quaggy and Ravensbourne.
The approval marks a major step forward in the delivery of the Lewisham Gateway Masterplan which incorporates over one million square feet of high quality mixed-use accommodation including new homes, retail, office, and leisure space. Work has been progressing during 2012 and 2013 to enable the planning application and subsequent approval.
Muse Developments' regional director, Michael Auger, said: “This is an important milestone in the delivery of this fantastic scheme. This first phase will kick start the Lewisham Gateway masterplan integrating new homes with retail, and providing a huge investment in public realm that will change how the area looks and functions.”
Alan Smith, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Regeneration for Lewisham Council, said: ““I am delighted to see this transformational project getting under way. Finally we will have a town centre fit for the 21st century.”
Work is due to start on site on this phase in the summer 2013 with completion in 2015.