Plans to redevelop Lewisham shopping centre are set to be revealed imminently as the second round of consultation begins.
The first round commenced in August 2020. Delays have meant updated plans were not revealed for some time.
The shopping centre dates from the 1970s and includes a tower formerly home to Citibank.
A number of plans to convert the tower into housing have been made.
The centre includes a number of empty units at present.
It underwent a limited redevelopment in the 2000s bringing natural light into the space, though lost a lot of character.
It was always a favourite as a child with a great play area.
In 2018 owners Landsec Chief Executive Robert Noel stated: ”We see excellent potential for a new town centre at Lewisham, with our ownership of Lewisham Shopping Centre, SE13 forming the core of a potential 8.3 acre mixed use destination”.
With a tower already on site, and numerous others nearby, there appears ample scope for high density housing around new retail space.
One side of the centre faces Lewisham High Street and market with entrances and some building placed around existing structures.
Improving access and permeability seems extremely likely, with streets and open space across the site.
Another area this could be seen is facing the main crossing from new builds in Lewisham and the station. The main crossing linking them and the town centre faces a brick wall where the shopping centre sits.
Click here to view the consultation website and sign up to be notified when plans go live – which is expected this week.