Lee Green’s Leegate Centre, built in the 1960s, currently has 127,000 sq foot of retail and office space with 36 apartments. St Modwen has submitted plans to the London Borough of Lewisham for a mixed-use scheme with 229 homes above 115,000 sq ft of commercial space, which will be anchored by a new Asda supermarket.
Subject to planning consent, St Modwen aims to start on site within the next two years.
St Modwen owns the 3.5 acre site located between Lewisham and Blackheath centres, and plans to transform it with a scheme designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington and Campbell Architects.
St Modwen senior development manager Killian Morris said: “These plans will see the comprehensive regeneration of this tired 1960s shopping centre and the delivery of a truly mixed-use scheme of high design quality. Our aim is to retain local shoppers within the Lee Green catchment, and creating a complementary mix of uses is key to achieving this. Our proposals illustrate how retail, leisure and community facilities can be integrated successfully with good quality housing and public realm in a constrained urban setting.”