In early 2012 Hutchison appointed Sir Terry Farrell to work with them to take a fresh look at the masterplan for the site and in March, a site open day and over 350 local residents attended.
Following the open day, Sir Terry Farrell reviewed all the comments and set out an approach for a new masterplan. The starting point for this has been the London Borough of Lewisham’s Core Strategy, which sets the planning context for the site. This has been reviewed in the light of comments given by local residents and groups.
The Convoys Wharf site requires a comprehensive phased approach to redevelopment in line with an approved Masterplan that delivers the following priorities:
- Address the Protected Wharf status of the part of the site and ensure that any new development does not interfere with the operation or prejudice its future operation
- At least 20% of the built floorspace (excluding the safeguard wharf area) for a mix of business space
- Retail uses to serve local needs
- No adverse impact issues on established town centres
- Non-residential institutions including a primary school
- A mix of dwelling types, with up to 3,500 new homes, with a proportion of on-site affordable housing
- Sustainable high density residential environment with enhanced transport infrastructure and services
- A mix of restaurant, food and drink uses to serve the site and visitors
- Tourism, heritage and leisure issues
- Enhancing riverside location and use