Re-engaging with the Bakerloo Line Extension, We Made That have been commissioned to help explore the opportunity for Lower Sydenham & Bell Green, which has significant growth potential in the order of 5,500 new homes, alongside a need to tackle engrained issues of inequality.
The Vision Study will provide early stage thinking to form the basis of a robust development framework and masterplan, supporting Lewisham Council’s long-term ambition for a new Opportunity Area along its Bakerloo Line Extension growth corridor.
With an increased sense of urgency cause by the current pandemic, the team has been tasked to consider a different type of future for the area with more walking, cycling, home working and an evolving role for town centres. The Lower Sydenham & Bell Green area - currently dominated by large out-of-town retail uses and busy roads - could become a pilot for how such areas can be transformed in the future.
We Made That are pleased to be leading a team alongside longstanding collaborators, PRD and Steer who are providing specialist socio-economic and transport related inputs, respectively.