Lewisham’s Strategic Planning Committee has supported [Hutchison Property Group’s (HPG)] plans to transform and rejuvenate the historic Convoys Wharf site.
Lewisham councillors supported HPG’s Reserved Matters Applications (RMA) as part of the first phase of the Convoys Wharf development. Last night (22 June 2020), the Council’s Strategic Planning Committee approved plans for Plot 15, which will provide 124 affordable homes and business spaces including affordable business space. It follows a decision on 9 June 2020 to approve Plot 08, which will provide 456 new homes, space for up to 20 businesses such as cafés, restaurants and shops; and Plot 22, which comprises over an acre of new publicly accessible open space on the restored jetty on the Thames, including a flexible use building and river bus pontoon to connect to the Thames Clipper network.
Outline planning permission for the Convoys Wharf masterplan scheme was granted in 2015. These are the first Reserved Matters Applications and form a key part of the first phase of the development.
Mr Raymond Chow- [Group Managing Director of HPG] said,
“We are delighted that Lewisham Council has backed our plans to transform Convoys Wharf. HPG will now start work on unlocking future plots across the wider site, thereby unlocking a package of community investment worth £60 million. There is also the potential to create nearly 2,150 full time jobs and 1,200 construction jobs.”
“Our ambitious plans will deliver a range of benefits that celebrate Deptford’s rich cultural heritage including (1) the restoration of the Grade II listed Olympia building, (2) support for the Sayes Court Garden and Lenox Project CICs, (3) a new river bus jetty connecting Deptford to Canary Wharf and Central London and (4) the opening of the Thames Path for the first time in 500 years. We have also undertaken an extensive archaeological investigation into London’s Royal Dockyards.”
“Over the last few years, HPG has consulted widely with the local community and local groups. Tha collaboration will continue going forward to ensure the plans meet the needs of the local area and celebrate Deptford’s rich heritage. HPG is here for the long haul.”