Lewisham Shopping Centre to be upgraded and renamed Lewisham Place
Lewisham Shopping Centre owners Land Securities (or Landsec as they’ve rebranded themselves) have just gained approval from Lewisham Council for a series of upgrades.
The focus is mainly on improving the six entrances to the site, which itself appears to be renamed as “Lewisham Place”. The centre first opened in 1977 and has undergone internal refurbishment in recent years.
The centre is embedded amongst older stores with a multi-storey car park to the rear on Molesworth Street alongside the former Citibank tower.
The planning application states:
The design for the six entrances is in line with the principles intended for the rest of the Shopping Centre which include the use if timber, natural stone and stainless steel as materials and shades of green and grey for the colour palette and graphics with the intention to brighten up and refresh the space.
The entrance closest to Lewisham station and new builds at Lewisham Gateway is to be upgraded. A new green wall is apparent above the canopy.
This is also the entrance to Citibank’s former tower which has had a couple of planning applications for conversion to 240 flats.
Here’s a before and after showing the main entrance by Lewisham market:
The rather forgotten entrance by the car park is also to be improved:
The planning reference is DC/18/105579. Search on Lewisham’s Planning Portal here.