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Duo to masterplan growth around Bakerloo Line extension

New Cross Gate from Deptford Bridge
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5th Studio has won a masterplanning commission for an area of south London expected to experience rapid development

The practices, working with We Made That, was commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London (TfL) to develop a masterplan and station opportunity study for the New Cross area.

A new station is planned for New Cross Gate as part of the Bakerloo Line Extension currently being considered by TfL. This is expected to lead to a raft of new projects in the area.

Holly Lewis, co-founding partner at London-based We Made That, said: ‘New Cross and Deptford are full of creative potential, including for new development.

’The masterplan will help Lewisham Council steer growth associated with the potential extension of the Bakerloo Line to the borough, as well as numerous opportunities in the more immediate future.’

Tom Holbrook, director at 5th Studio, which has offices in London and Cambridge, added: ‘New Cross is an area of London experiencing major regeneration involving many in the profession.

‘The extension of the Bakerloo line, and improvements to New Cross Road, are catalysts for change. This study seeks to integrate transport infrastructure and reinforce what is unique and valuable about New Cross, ensuring that change in the area meets the mayor’s objectives for good growth.’

Design consultancy Alan Baxter Associates and property advice firm Lambert Smith Hampton will also contribute to the masterplanning study, which will focus on an area with a 1km radius.


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