A Masterplan for catford Town centre

Lewisham Council is investing in a masterplan – a vision to be developed in collaboration with the community – that maps out how we want the town centre to evolve over the coming decades.

In spring 2018, the Council launched a tender process to find the very best architects to draw up the masterplan for Catford town centre. In July, Studio Egret West with Carl Turner Architects, Civic Engineers and Greengage were commissioned to lead the major initiative.

The architects and their consultant team will work with the Council, Team Catford and the community to produce a masterplan, which should be in place by the middle of 2019.

 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 masterplan for Catford 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 the New Year, the draft masterplan will be prepared and shared with the community. In a series of engagement events, 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.