The guiding design principle for the architects’ vision at Catford Green was for the architecture to respect and calmly blend with its surrounding landscape. This was achieved in a number of ways: by supporting existing mature planting with new indigenous species and letting the landscape lead the design of the spaces between the buildings. We see these choices as sympathetic to this extraordinary landscape.

The landscaping and public realm approach set out to enhance the provision of public amenity space with additional trees and planting, enhance connectivity with Ladywell Fields and improve the public realm experience.

Planning History

Planning permission was originally granted in 2009 and amendments to this were given consent in January 2014. Revised plans were approved by Lewisham Council in December 2015. A stand-alone application was submitted in July 2015 for changes to Blocks T&U, including an additional 47 units (including 14 affordable), which was approved in April 2016.

Project Team

Architect: Witherford Watson Mann
Developer: Barratt London
Planning Authority: London Borough of Lewisham

Development Data

Site size (ha): 4.6
Date of completion: 12/01/2018
Schedule of accommodation: 239x 1-bed, 325x 2-bed, 47x 3-bed, 24x 4-bed
Tenure mix: 71% private, 29% affordable (66% social rented, 34% shared ownership)
Size of typical home: 95
Parking spaces: 177

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