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St. Modwen has submitted a detailed planning application to the London Borough of Lewisham for the comprehensive redevelopment of the Leegate Shopping Centre in Lee Green, south east London.  The mixed-use scheme will deliver 229 residential units located over 115,000 sq ft of commercial space, which will be anchored by a new Asda foodstore.

St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, owns the 3.5 acre site located between Lewisham and Blackheath centres, and plans to transform it with a scheme designed by award-winning architects Maccreanor Lavington and Campbell Architects.

The Asda foodstore (35,000 sq ft sales floor) will act as an anchor for up to 25,000 sq ft of smaller independent shops, restaurants and cafés.  A 22,000 sq ft gym, a new community centre and an education centre will complete the line-up of local facilities.

The 229 much-needed new homes include affordable units for families and will be delivered in a range of sizes and formats, including mews-style houses and one, two and three bedroom apartments with balconies and landscaped courtyard gardens.

Landscape specialist, East, has developed high-quality landscaping proposals, including a vibrant, new tree-lined public space with ample room for market stalls and outdoor seating.

Killian Morris, Senior Development Manager at St. Modwen 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.”

Subject to planning consent, St. Modwen aims to commence on site within the next two years.