Another tower is set to join an ever growing cluster around Lewisham station as Meyer Homes’ Lewisham development on Connington Road sees preparatory work begin.
The 34-storey tower will be built partly on Tesco’s former car park. Tesco sold land to Meyer Homes alongside plots around Woolwich Tesco and Lowfield Street in Dartford.
The tower was approved on appeal in January 2020 by Robert Jenrick after recommendation from the planning inspector. It features just 20 per cent “affordable” housing. As I covered this week, Lewisham Council has spent £109 million on temporary housing over four years due to a lack of social housing.
The development doesn’t only comprise a tower – as can be seen in renders above. In total there are blocks of eight, 14 and 34 storeys.
Other sites now underway include Lewisham Gateway which will eventually see a cinema, shops and 530 homes.
Another tower named Lewisham Exchange has topped out nearby.
This block above includes a new entrance to Lewisham station (and any future Bakerloo station) though there is no confirmation it will be used.
On the other side of the station a former entrance and exit near Meyer Homes’ tower remain shuttered after being closed around five years ago.
A fourth large redevelopment is 443 homes on the final stages of the Heathside and Lethbridge estate redevelopment.
That then leaves Legal and General’s development on the Sports Direct and Matalan site yet to start:
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