News of £19 million in funding from government for Lewisham town centre changes announced today has also seen a number of images released from the authority showing forthcoming changes.
Images out today show a canopy planned above market stalls. This idea was first covered on a post last summer.
It also shows a cycle lane alongside extensive landscaping.
Other changes include a rooftop café in the library and a business centre. More pedestrian crossings are mentioned.
Much like with Woolwich’s forthcoming upgrade, there is concern about maintenance. The current High Street isn’t well maintained.
Note the tarmac in place of paving slabs currently seen:
Changes include funds to “improve the area around the market with new lighting, better pavements, more trees and planting and a refurbishment of the iconic Grade II listed Clock Tower.”.
An evening market is mentioned. Lewisham could sorely do with better nightlife. It really does lack a decent choice of places in the evening.
A cinema will be opening soon as part of Lewisham Gateway.
That development also includes a large number of commercial units which could house restaurants, pubs and bars.
Other major changes not related to this latest fund but which will have a major impact include demolition of the shopping centre.
It will include new shops and around 2,500 homes.
Lots to look forward too then, with both Woolwich and Lewisham set to see multi-million pound changes in coming years.