Lewisham Tesco set for demolition amid mixed-use redevelopment

Tesco have agreed a deal to redevelop their Tesco store in Lewisham as part of a mixed-use development.

Astir will develop the site for build-to-rent housing, with Tesco retaining a presence on site throughout redevelopment.

The latest plan follows the company previously selling much of their car park to Meyer Homes with a number of blocks including Lewisham’s tallest tower now under construction.

Tower on right sits on part of former car park

Tesco’s previous sale of land was part of a program of divesting plots in Woolwich, Dartford and Lewisham. In Lewisham they retained the store itself but have now opted to sell for redevelopment.

Loss of car parking is balanced against thousands more local residents within walking distance and proximity to bus, rail and DLR links.

Car park before redevelopment

Astir claim they will enhance locally-listed Eagle House as well as restoring the Ravensbourne River running through the site.

The shop was looking increasingly incongruous among a sea of redevelopment, which also includes the redevelopment of two estates nearby.

Heathside and Lethbridge estates are seeing an increase to 1,200 homes.

Located a short walk from Tesco

High density mixed-use buildings are nothing new in the area, with an Asda store located beneath housing on Loampit Vale.

Thousands more homes are set to be built the other side of the station at Lewisham Gateway, Silver Road and redevelopment of Lewisham shopping centre.

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    9 thoughts on “Lewisham Tesco set for demolition amid mixed-use redevelopment

    • Astir….looked at their website…one image is inside a house with a brick wall
      Wall looks like bricks laid by a child of 3

    • Interesting. A plan that could be applied perhaps to the New Cross Sainsbury, which is currently a shoocking waste of land. Well all level car-parks are, but that one seems especially bad.

    • I agree Thomas I think both Lewisham Tesco and Sainsbury’s New Cross stores lend themselves to mixed used developments for retail and housing.
      This is will allow Tesco to build a new modern store.
      I also think Sainsbury’s Woolwich would be a good site for a new mixed use development with a new larger Sainsbury’s store and housing for rent above replacing the car park which is not a nice car park to use and has it’s own problems.

    • Could you please clarify, does that mean that local residents will not have access to a Tesco store for some time while works are going on? It’s not really clear.

    • Tesco will retain a presence throughout. Most likely scenario is they move into temp store (likely smaller) or the first stage is built and then Tesco move to that site while current store site redeveloped. Until planning app goes in nothing final.

    • Morrison in Peckham with car parking space. It would be a good site for a new mixed use development with a new larger store and housing for rent above .

    • Something like that was ‘planned’ for New Cross Sainsburys but got withdrawn as it would not be supported by LBL and GLA as it would have disrupted the Bakerloo Line construction proposals.

    • There is or was an on going masterplan process for that site in relation to the bakerloo line extension


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