Construction finally begins at Convoys Wharf development in Deptford

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)”

Approved plots comprise small amount of site

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.

Vast site

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.



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3 thoughts on “Construction finally begins at Convoys Wharf development in Deptford

  • Hutchison, not Hutchinson. Same Hong Kong-owned company that owns Three, the mobile network

    • Indeed. I’m pretty sure I did write that and autocorrect thought better.

  • This site has been empty for about 20 years. So good to hear construction is to finally start. I hope the historical elements of the site will be kept in some way.

    It would also be nice to see one block built for the sole use of social housing to provide much needed social housing in the area. I think this should be made a compulsary part of the planning process for large developments consiting of several blocks of apartments where hundreds of new homes are to be built.


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