Leegate Planning Approval
- Category: News
- Date Published: 20th July 2023
We are thrilled to announce that we have just received planning consent for the transformative Leegate Centre development in Lee Green, Lewisham.
This transformative project will deliver 562 new homes, including 36% affordable housing, ensuring a rich and vibrant mix of residents. This regeneration will not only transform Leegate Centre into a thriving neighbourhood but will also preserve its distinct character, paying homage to its urban and historic setting.
Our vision and objective for this scheme are clear: to create a new, distinctive urban quarter right at the heart of Lee Green, bringing much-needed investment and new homes to the area. This development will breathe new life into an outdated and largely impermeable site, connecting various spaces and focusing on the creation of a stunning Central Square. The result is a vibrant and dynamic environment that adds vitality to the Lee Green District Centre.
Our ambitions extend beyond a well-designed and interconnected regeneration scheme. We aim to truly transform the immediate vicinity and kickstart a wider regeneration project for the Lee Green District Centre. The new Central Square will serve as a magnificent centrepiece for the Leegate Centre, supported by a dynamic ground floor strategy. This strategy will foster a rich variety of uses and activities, ensuring a vibrant and enjoyable space for residents and businesses alike.
This development will create new job opportunities for the local community with a new supermarket and strategically positioned commercial units enhancing the District Centre, and a pub and restaurant facing the Central Square, contributing to the vibrant day and night atmosphere. Additionally, a new gym, medical centre, and community centre facility will provide crucial support to the community, nurturing education, creativity, and culture among local youth and residents.
The goal is to create an integrated and harmonious community linking this scheme with the local historic context and neighbouring heritage assets, taking the inspiration from the existing urban grain and materiality evident at the Tiger’s Head Junction and surrounding areas.
We have carefully considered every aspect of this development, including its impact on the environment. Our landscape masterplan ensures that the public realm is safe, accessible, and inclusive, with well-lit and well-signposted healthy streets. Extra planting, including biodiversity roofs, extensive tree planting, vertical greening, and bird and bat boxes, further enhances the sustainability credentials of the site.