Today New Bermondsey is an underused 30-acre industrial site in the northernmost tip of the London Borough of Lewisham. These proposals, approved by Lewisham Council in January 2022, aim to transform an underused industrial area into a new part of London with 3,500 homes, enabling the proposed Overground station and providing new sports facilities for the community, plus the creation of up to 1,250 jobs. They will also enable Millwall FC to bring forward their own vision for the land surrounding the stadium in the future.
New Bermondsey is a 30 acre development project proposed for the land surrounding Millwall Football Club.
In 2012 outline planning permission for 2,400 homes and 50,000 square metres of commercial space was granted for New Bermondsey, then known as Surrey Canal. Since then, the context for development has changed, especially the need to provide more affordable homes and Millwall FC’s wish to bring forward their own proposals for their stadium. Renewal has responded by listening to Millwall FC and by refreshing the Masterplan in consultation with Lewisham Council and the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Key changes to the Masterplan include an increase in both the number of new homes (from 2,400 to 3,500) and the number of affordable homes (from 10% to 35%). All homes will be provided in towers above non-residential uses (such as shops, offices and sports facilities) creating a diverse neighbourhood. The towers vary in height across the site from 13 – 44 storeys; most towers are around 29/30 storeys.
Our proposals take into careful consideration the industrial heritage and unique character of the area, and include:
Who we are
Renewal is the developer of the masterplan site, owns the vast majority of the developable land and has been assembling the site and developing a vision and strategy for this scheme since 2004.