Lewisham Council has secured £24 million to transform Lewisham Town Centre. The council’s plan has had widespread support including from our three local MPs.
We’ll be upgrading the market too with improved stalls and a permanent green canopy over the market. We will be making the market greener as well with more trees, a new layout as well as additional planting and a refurbishment of the iconic Grade II listed Clock Tower.
The funding will also ensure that our high street is more accessible, greener and better connected. There will be new access routes through the town centre, more pedestrian crossings, improved cycle infrastructure and new lighting and CCTV. We will also be planting new trees and installing more electric vehicle charging points helping to take us closer to being a net-zero borough by 2030.
Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, said: “This is fantastic news for Lewisham Town Centre. This money will enable us to make big improvements to the market, including a new canopy so it’s a nicer place to shop in all weather, a total refurbishment of our library, with plans for a new café and rooftop bar, restoring the historic clocktower, new pedestrian crossings and lots of new trees and plants. It’s going to make a significant difference.”