Lewisham Council - Deptford High Street and Deptford Market

Deptford High Street (north end)

In December 2016, Transport for London (TfL) approved just over £2.4m funding for improvement works at the northern end of Deptford High Street.

This will be match funded by a further £500,000.

The scheme will tie two areas of Deptford High Street together – the southern section from Giffin Street to Deptford Broadway (which was regenerated in 2013) with the northern section from Giffin Street to Evelyn Street (still to be regenerated).

This will create an improved environment that can accommodate the growing population in the area and the expected increase in the number of people who will be using Deptford Station. The scheme also aims to benefit residents and businesses in the area.

Regeneration works began in early February 2017.

Traffic orders on Deptford High Street

Deptford High Street is temporarily one way (northbound) between Sunday–Friday to enable essential works to take place.

On Saturdays, the street reverts to the two-way operation outside of the usual market area.

New updates

In order to progress through the next phase of works, the junction of Deptford High Street and Evelyn Street will be closed from 21 June 2017.

  • Traffic will not be able to drive into Deptford High Street from Evelyn Street or Edward Street.
  • A clearly marked diversion will be in place sending northbound traffic from Deptford High Street through Edward Street, Arklow Road, Abinger Grove and back on to Evelyn Street.
  • For access to Deptford High Street from Evelyn Street, vehicles will be sent through Deptford Church Street, Giffin Street and on to the high street.
  • Any traffic joining Deptford High Street from side streets such as Hamilton Street will be directed northbound.
  • The closure of this junction will be in place for approximately five weeks and will be re-opened once works are complete.

On Saturdays (market day)

The one-way system will be removed and traffic will be diverted through Edward Street for access to Deptford High Street.

Access to the high street will always be possible.

Shops, businesses and the street market continue to be open for business as usual.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Your questions answered

We consulted local residents and business owners over the past year about the regeneration plans and have compiled a list of questions with answers in the document below.


See the design plans

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