Can it be so?
It appears it can as after many, many years of talk and expedited plans due to an apparent urgency to build, work is only now beginning on Plot 08 at Convoys Wharf.
This element of the 3,500-home project includes buildings “ranging between 2, 10, 12 and 14 storeys in height, 456 residential units and 1,650 sq. m (GEA) of retail and café/restaurant uses (Class A1 to A4)”
Plot 08 sits on part of the site relatively close to Deptford High Street and railway station.
It also sits alongside the planned Olympia Square.
The overall site is home to Grade II Listed Olympia Warehouse.
There isn’t much to see right now except piling rigs, though given it’s a decade since plans were drawn up and 2014 when then-Mayor Boris Johnson called in plans after developer Hutchinson saying the need for approval was urgent, it’s still a milestone.
Numerous other plots are also in consultation or now awaiting approval or start dates.
The site was home to News International who purchased the site from the MOD, before being sold to current landowners.
The site was in the hands of Greenwich Council until transfer to Lewisham in 1993.
The site has much historic merit and a historic dockyard founded by Henry VIII in 1513, and campaigners have long fought for that past to be recognised.
You can read more about the Build the Lenox campaign here.