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Nine screen cinema coming as part of revised Lewisham Gateway plans

Lewisham Gateway

A nine-screen cinema could be coming to Lewisham from operator Empire as part of revised plans for Lewisham Gateway.

The Gateway site is between Lewisham station and Town Centre. Phase one was the four towers by the entrance now completing.

Phase two is for another 530 homes. The initial plans were rejected due to a lack of “affordable” homes. Building heights have been revised down but it was not the height that was the biggest issue but slab-like barrier blocks lining roads.

London Living Rent will now be offered at 106 homes. The cinema appears to be located closest to the town centre and will have 900 seats.

Office space is planned as part of the development.

This shows the sheer amount of space in what was once the roundabout outside the station:

Overlooking the site

A number of cinemas are underway across south east London. There’s one coming in Catford, two on the drawing board in Woolwich, one in Eltham, one in Sidcup and another in Bromley (alongside the Odeon becoming a Picture House). Oh, and one just outside London in Dartford.

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  1. Nick Patton

    Really useful summary. But what about the impact of this and other residential schemes on already overcrowded Lewisham station, which started a peak-hours one-way entry and exit trial last week? Go to LSUG’s website for more background information on the station and its problems.

  2. Ben

    Please can we have our roundabout back as it is impossible to drive around the system

    • Heds

      …as it is a nightmare to cycle/walk around the system.

    • Tweedskin

      I see vehicles navigate that road every day. I assure you, it is 100% possible. You know the definition of impossible right?

  3. tony g

    Do you know how ‘London Living Rent’ works? It is another ridiculous Affordable Housing ‘Product’, and if you follow how it is calculated, the rents are obscenely expensive. At least Affordable Rents set at local levels are significantly cheaper. The London Living Rent is a complete sham!

  4. Elsewhere

    There’s a cinema due to be built in Ladywell too!

  5. anonymous201486

    The absence of a cinema in Lewisham town centre has been baffling as I remember the Odeon cinema – – roughly where Glass Mills is now, not to mention Studios 6 and 7 –

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