bptw partnership’s proposals for the latest phase of Family Mosaic’s major regeneration project at Central Park, Lewisham were given the green light at planning committee last week.
Phase 4 of the £270m regeneration of the former Heathside and Lethbridge Estate provides 236 modern apartments - in buildings ranging from 6 to 15 storeys - and sits within an overall masterplan for 1192 homes, also offering numerous retail and commercial spaces. The recent Reserved Matters approval relates to the scheme’s detailed design and was unanimously approved by LB Lewisham on Thursday evening.
The contemporary brick led scheme rigorously explores 3 distinct languages, using various opening styles, balcony types and materials to articulate the buildings into a cluster of small distinctive segments. Particularly noteworthy is the design of the 15 storey tower, which utilises doubled paired openings, deep window reveals and dark multi-tonal brickwork to create a dynamic contemporary language.
Rob Warwick, Regeneration Manager at Family Mosaic commented:
“Our aim is to develop a new community and high quality design is key to this aspiration. We feel that we have achieved this with bptw and are delighted that we have planning approval for Phase 4 of this strategic regeneration project. We are excited to be moving forward with this latest milestone.”
A large proportion of the homes are reserved for private sale and benefit from stunning city views. The contemporary buildings will be complemented by attractively landscaped public and private spaces designed by Outer Space Landscape Architects.
bptw have also operated as planning consultants since the inception of the project to secure approval for the masterplan and all subsequent phases. Construction work on Phase 4 is expected to start in early 2015.