Reimagining the town centre
In summer 2017, Transport for London agreed to investigate the rerouting of the South Circular and is working with Lewisham Council to progress a technical feasibility study. This major road, that currently divides the town centre, will move behind Laurence House and be reconfigured to create easier pedestrian crossings and introduce dedicated cycle lanes. Two-way traffic flows around Plassy Island and new traffic light-controlled junctions will replace the current gyratory system.
Right now, the Council is working up detailed plans for the road move and these will be shared with the local community through the planning process over the next year. It is anticipated construction work on the new road layout could start in early 2021.