Lewisham Council - Deptford town centre regeneration

Deptford town centre regeneration

Since 2008, Deptford town centre has undergone a major transformation to help prepare it for the increase in population and the additional demand on local services that new developments in the area will bring.

During that time, the implementation of a Council-led masterplan - developed in conjunction with several partners including the Department for Communities and Local Government, Network Rail and London & Quadrant Housing Association - has re-drawn the map of the town centre, both literally and figuratively, delivering major improvements for residents, visitors and shoppers.

The southern half of Deptford High Street has undergone a £2.1 refurbishment, jointly funded by the Greater London Authority and Lewisham Council, with special attention being paid to Deptford Market.

The extended Wavelengths leisure centre and the re-located Tidemill Academy now offer even better educational and leisure facilities, while the multi-award-winning Deptford Lounge provides a new focal point for community activities. New artists’ units and gallery space are helping to strengthen the local economy, improving opportunities for businesses and building upon Deptford’s reputation for artistic excellence.

The town centre’s image has been further enhanced by its contemporary new station building with its steel framework and glass facades.

Following on from these improvements to the local infrastructure, attention is turning to two housing-led schemes which together will see over 300 new homes built in the town centre. The restoration of an historic Victorian carriage ramp and an adjacent eight-storey building containing 121 apartments and seven commercial units are just two of the key elements of The Deptford Project. Meanwhile, the Council has been proceeding with its own plans to redevelop an existing estate on Reginald Road, as well as converting the old Tidemill School building into residential properties.

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