Cultural construction

Tuesday 20 Apr 2010

Construction begins on major regeneration scheme in Lewisham Town Centre, UK

Barratt Homes’ new regeneration scheme to transform the centre of Lewisham has commenced construction following the formal granting of planning permission and the confirmation of funding from the HCA. The £150m scheme, delivered in partnership with the London Borough of Lewisham, will deliver a brand new civic leisure centre together with 788 mixed tenure new homes, commercial units and a new cultural quarter.

Assael Architecture has designed the 777 apartments and 11 town houses to Sustainable Homes Code Level 4, meeting the highest environmental standards for residential accommodation. The state-of-the-art leisure centre with a stunning illuminated coloured glass façade will incorporate a 25m swimming pool, gym, café, crèche, health spa and indoor climbing wall, has been designed by LA Architects and will achieve BREEM ‘excellent’ Standard. Completion of the leisure centre is anticipated in early 2013.

The creation of a cultural quarter and the integration of art are both central to the regeneration of Lewisham Town Centre. The scheme provides commercial space for creative industries, located around a new public piazza, to create a lively and vibrant community. The site is located within the heart of Lewisham Town Centre and is close to both Lewisham mainline and Docklands Light Railway Stations, both of which are being improved to extend public capacity. It is also highly accessible by bus and car, being located on the A20.

Managing Director of Barratt London, Alastair Baird said: “We are delighted commence work on this important project, which will bring huge benefits to Lewisham, including new homes and a fantastic new leisure centre.”

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