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Area Guide

Lewisham

A guide to the local economy, industry and commercial property

Seven miles south east of central London, Lewisham includes districts such as Blackheath, Catford and Brockley. Connected to the city via Docklands Light Railway, Lewisham’s zone 2 status draws commuters and families alike. Inline for two high spec regeneration schemes, Lewisham’s conservation areas have been popular with house hunters for many generations.

Property types range from Edwardian and Victorian to French baroque style houses. Historically a popular spot for the wealthier classes to build large homes, most of these have now been destroyed but The Manor House and Pentland House in Lee are two that still remain.

Once a quiet rural village, Lewisham now boasts a wide high street and a diverse and bustling community vibe. Major redevelopments include Renaissance Sienna and Roma Corte. For those seeking commercial property in Lewisham, developments such as the new leisure centre will offer retail units for rent in Lewisham and offices to let in Lewisham.

Creative industries are expected to continue to flock to the area. Those looking for warehouses to buy in Lewisham or shops to rent would be well-placed to keep an eye on areas that are set to increase in popularity such as Ladywell which has many independent cafes and boutique shops in its high street.

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