As it’s been a few weeks here another look at one of Lewisham’s biggest developments located right outside the town’s station.
Since it was last covered there’s been little sign of what businesses will occupy retail units across the site, unless I’ve missed the obvious.
Hopefully more on that soon. Lewisham Gateway is bringing 649 flats and 119 co-living spaces. Think student dorms for those who aren’t students.
These posts do become a tad repetitive if you read them regularly, so sorry about that, but for those unaware a new shop-lined pedestrian route runs through the site offering a link between the DLR and Southeastern station to the town centre.
A quick trip up to the top floor of Lewisham shopping centre car park (always a good vantage point to observe change) shows some generous paving space beside the currently congested pavement space beside bus stops.
More cladding is now visible across all buildings on site giving a clearer picture of how the site will shape up.
The bulky massing of a block along Rennell Street has gold and silver with perforated balcony panels.
The other side of the site facing the northern part of Lewisham High Street has somewhat dated red and black “randomised” panels.
For me the best side is that facing the station and phase one of Lewisham Gateway.
This is a more rhythmic frontage avoiding some of the apparent messiness and clashing colours seen elsewhere.
It’s all coming along reasonably quickly and completion doesn’t appear to be too far off.
The tallest tower now appears all but complete externally.
Now we await to see what units are taken up and by whom – and whether the cinema opens.