Plan For 3,500 Homes In London Submitted

04/05/2013 8:56 am

A $1 billion masterplan for 3,500 homes on the River Thames has been submitted to the London Borough of Lewisham for planning approval.

The 40 acre wasteland site has been derelict for 13 years. The proposed Hutchison Whampoa Property development on the Convoys Wharf site also includes provision for 11,000 square metres of shops, restaurants and cafes, 9,000 square metres of cultural space, and three public parks.

The scheme – which was designed by architect Sir Terry Farrell – is intended to preserve elements of the former shipyard.

"Convoys Wharf represents an important opportunity to regenerate this site in south east London that has been derelict and inaccessible for many years" Farrell said.

Director and General Manager of Hutchison Whampoa properties (Europe) Limited Dr Edmund Ho said: "We are delighted with Sir Terry Farrell’s vision for the site, which creates a new urban quarter on Deptford's waterfront.

"Not only does it reconnect this previously inaccessible site back to Deptford High Street and the surrounding area, it also gives real emphasis to the rich heritage and history of the area."