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Multi-million pound revamp for south east London town

An artist's impression of Confluence Place Image copyright Nigel Adams
Image caption A new riverside park called Confluence Place will be built linking two rivers

Work has started on a multi-million pound scheme to redevelop Lewisham town centre creating up to 800 new homes.

Lewisham Gateway is a six-year plan to revamp the town centre creating shops, restaurants, leisure facilities, a riverside park and a new town square.

Work has begun on the first phase which will see 193 new homes and land around the stations redeveloped.

Traffic diversions will be in place for the next 18 months while a roundabout is removed and new roads built.

Lewisham Council is working with the Greater London Authority, Transport for London and developer Lewisham Gateway Developments on the plan.

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