Building for Lewisham
Building for Lewisham is Lewisham Council’s ambitious home building programme, helping deliver new homes for local residents and their families. As well as homes for social and affordable rent, the programme is delivering properties for shared ownership, aimed at people already living or working in the borough.
Lewisham Homes is the Council’s managing agent for the sale of these properties. As the Council’s housing company, Lewisham Homes is the principal developer for the Building for Lewisham programme and also manages 19,000 tenanted and leasehold properties on behalf of the Council.
We’re working hard to build genuinely affordable, high-quality housing for local people, while helping to create and support diverse communities throughout Lewisham.
About shared ownership
The Borough of Lewisham in south-east London sits between Southwark and Greenwich, stretching from the River Thames in the north to the border with Bromley in the south.
The north of the borough benefits from a zone 2 location with excellent commuter links and lively town centres, while further south there is a quieter, more suburban feel. Throughout it is home to diverse communities and a rich sense of culture and history. This is evident on its high streets, shops and restaurants, and huge variety of community and cultural venues and events.
Without stepping out of the borough, you can visit the renowned Horniman Museum; the Broadway Theatre in Catford; a number of popular local cinemas such as Deptford Cinema, the Thinking Cinema, the Vortex Cinema Club, and Curzon Goldsmiths; plus art galleries and exhibitions, not least at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art and a branch of the world-famous White Cube gallery just up the road from our Creekside development.
There is plenty of green space, from the panoramic views of Hilly Fields and the six-mile Waterlink Way along the river Ravensbourne to the 250-acre Beckenham Place Park, complete with a swimming pond – plus of course easy access to Blackheath and Greenwich Park.
Lewisham in numbers
Lewisham is the London borough of culture in 2022, it’s an exciting place to live – click on the images below to find out some useful facts about Lewisham
48% households with no car/van. A Knight Frank survey found 66% of homebuyers regard access to green space as important in their search for a home
Open Space – 22.10% of the borough’s 13.57 sq miles consists of open space
[Source: Lewisham Observatory]
Lewisham has 20 railway stations, 6 of which are on the London Overground network, plus 3 DLR stations, and numerous bus routes
Plans are underway to extend the Bakerloo line to New Cross Gate and Lewisham, create a new river connection at Convoys Wharf, and extend Cycleway 4 through Deptford towards Woolwich
Digital, innovation & creative enterprises
London Borough of Culture 2022, Lewisham was one of six boroughs to win Creative Enterprise Zone funds in 2018 and the CEZ is expected to create 3,500 new jobs, 1,000 new training, job and education opportunities for residents, and over 40,000 square metres of new affordable workspace
Registered businesses – 10,290 (2020)
[Source: Lewisham Observatory]
69 primary schools, 14 secondary schools, 7 sixth form schools, 4 sixth form colleges, 7 further education colleges in or around the borough. Goldsmiths, University of London in Lewisham was ranked 11th in London in a 2021 Times Higher Education ranking. 75 outstanding or good schools
[Source: Lewisham Council – Education]