South-east London site designed by PRP

Work on building the second phase of the multimillion-pound Lewisham Gateway scheme in south-east London is due to start in the first quarter of next year, the developer has said.

More than 500 new flats are due to be built on the site next to Lewisham railway station.

Four new towers ranging from three to 30 storeys in height will be built by Morgan Sindall-owned Muse alongside a quartet of towers completed in 2017, also built by Muse and now occupied.

The second phase will see a block comprising elements of three, 10 and 12 storeys, one of four storeys, another featuring 16 to 19 storeys and a fourth comprising 30 storeys. Planning was given by the local council late last year.

Designed by PRP, the architect behind the first phase, the blocks will deliver 530 residential units. The second phase also includes retail and a hotel.

The Lewisham Gateway project, proposals for which date back more than a decade, is being built in stages on land next door to Lewisham’s railway and DLR stations.

The site was formerly occupied by a busy roundabout, while the second phase of the scheme will also be built on land once occupied by the Lewisham Odeon cinema which has hosted acts including the Beatles, David Bowie and the Who. It was demolished in 1991.

Lewisham Gateway, second phase

The second phase of work will include more than 500 flats across four buildings