A large housing development next to a proposed London Overground station has been given the go-ahead by  Lewisham council.

New Bermondsey (c) Renewal

The development, New Bermondsey, will see a cluster of residential towers built around the Millwall football ground on former light industrial sites, and will provide some 3,500 homes, a new sports facility, auditorium with 800 seats, and it’s said some 1,250 jobs. The towers vary in height across the site from 13 – 44 storeys; most towers are around 29/30 storeys.

Just over a third of the homes will be classed as affordable.

The planning approval that’s been granted is for Phase 1 of the development – for 600 flats in three towers, with the southeastern tower allocated for 200 affordable homes. The rest of the phases are to be approved later, although the approval is more for detailed designs than for the overall master plan.

Development phasing (c) Renewal

The scheme has taken a long route to be approved though, with earlier plans for lower levels of affordable housing being rejected and disputes over the leases for the land around the football stadium.

Although close to South Bermondsey station for trains into London Bridge, the property development also sits right next to a proposed London Overground station, provisionally called Surrey Canal Road, and last December, the council granted planning permission for that to be built, with a requirement that works start by December 2024.


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  1. Hollie Bush says:

    And overlooking, by quite a height the SE London mass incineration plant. Ideal to breathe in from your penthouse balcony………..

  2. SE8 says:

    So what does this mean for Surrey Canal Road station? Does it mean it’s likely to start works if there’s a huge housing development nearby?

  3. John W says:

    Interesting to learn that Millwall FC is to be surrounded by high end residential towers.

  4. Neet's says:

    Looks like this is going to affect the back of the Trundleys road houses where I live… Great all Daylight Blocked out… Bad enough with the incinerator ….

    • ianVisits says:

      Trunleys Road is about 150 metres away from the closest tower, so there’s no way that these towers can block all your daylight out.

  5. Mr C KEANE says:

    It says JUST over a 3rd are affordable but affordable for who obviously not the ordinary working man considering this is a working class area.

  6. mbg says:

    A fantastic creation of thousands of homes in the area. If you listened to the naysayers, new housing at this scale wouldn’t get built at all, keep it coming.

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