The Alternative Scheme
St. Modwen remains committed to regenerating the Leegate Shopping Centre.
Last year, Lewisham Council approved our planning application for a new development, with a large foodstore (which had been pre-let to ASDA) at the heart of the site. The decision was endorsed in February by the Greater London Authority.
Whilst our plans received a green light, ASDA has decided not to move forward with the new store. St. Modwen is keen to deliver the approved scheme and we are now in discussions with other food retailers. However, alongside these discussions, we are considering other options for the shopping centre, and have drawn up alternative regeneration plans focused on providing more new homes, along with shops and local services.
Our alternative proposals include:
- Up to 390 one, two and three bedroom homes, including family housing and affordable housing
- Improved pedestrian connections through the site, with new north-south and east-west routes
- A large public square at the heart of the site, lined by shops and cafés
- The inclusion of a smaller foodstore, along with other shops and local amenities, which could include a gym, a pub, offices and community space
We have retained Maccreanor Lavington, the award winning architects that designed the approved scheme. They understand the site, its challenges and opportunities, and what the community’s concerns have been in the past.
There are no plans to increase the proposed heights of the new buildings, compared with the approved proposals.