Catford's masterplan

Masterplanning is about making the connection between buildings, social settings, and their surrounding environments. A masterplan is a non statutory document to guide future growth and development. It includes analysis, recommendations, and proposals for an area’s population, economy, housing, transportation, community facilities, and land use. It is based on public input, planning initiatives, existing development, physical characteristics and social and economic conditions.

The plan will be both aspirational and deliverable, commercially based, and informed by a thorough understanding of the retail, residential and leisure market in Catford Town Centre.

In March, Lewisham Council launched the tender process to find the very best architects to draw up the masterplan for Catford town centre. Prospective bidders have a month to submit their proposals and it is anticipated a decision on the winning team will be made in the Summer.


Over Summer 2018, the draft masterplan will be prepared – a blueprint to guide development in Catford Town Centre over the next 10-15 years. The draft masterplan will be shared with the community and we’ll be asking important questions such as where new shops, homes, workspace, the library and the Council offices should be located as well as what the new public space should look like.

Community feedback will help shape this masterplan and once it has been approved by the Council, this important document will guide development in Catford Town Centre over the next 10-15 years.