The Deptford Project

Regenerating a great London High Street.

Our programme to regenerate the neighborhood around Deptford High Street Railway station started back in 2008, when we shipped in a disused 1960s train carriage and made it into the coolest café in town.

The Deptford Project is a £47 million public private partnership with the London Borough of Lewisham located on a 2 acre site next to Deptford Railway Station. At the heart of the scheme is The Tinderbox, a colourful, new eight storey apartment building and the careful restoration of the historic carriage ramp, London’s oldest railway structure.

The arches of the carriage ramp will house 14 creative start-up businesses, with space in front for a new market place and public piazza, re-connecting Deptford’s current markets and high street with the train station. There are 2 new restaurants, 7 commercial units, the refurbishment of nearby St Paul’s house into 8 affordable homes managed by Peabody and 3 townhouses. In total there will be 132 new homes and 11,000 sq ft of commercial and retail space.

After our biggest ever public consultation, creative pop ups in the arches, a visit from Jamie Oliver and of course the train carriage, planning was granted in March 2012, construction started in April 2014 and is due to complete in Winter 2015.

The Deptford Project promises to have a dramatic impact on Deptford and open up all kinds of possibilities for an area just a few minutes by train from London Bridge.

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Mixed Use Regeneration, Public Private Partnership,

Development Partners

London Borough of Lewisham

Date Acquired
January 2006

Deptford, Lewisham, London


2 acres


£47m GDV


Ash Sakula Architects, Pollard Thomas Architects, Farrer Huxley Associates