Our plans will focus on transforming the derelict brownfield site into a lively and vibrant riverside community.
Convoys Wharf will bring:
- 3,500 new homes including 15% affordable housing
- New Public Open and Private Amenity Spaces
- Opening up of Thames-side public access for the first time in 500 years
- The retention of significant archaeology, including a Scheduled Ancient Monument
- Restoration of listed Olympia Building
- New commercial, leisure, cultural and retail facilities
- New business and affordable business space
- A new 2 Form Entry Primary School
- Provisions for two local Community Interest Companies
- New pedestrian and cycle routes linking Deptford to the Thames
- A new bus route connecting to Deptford train station and a new river-bus jetty connecting to Canary Wharf
- New public art
The redevelopment of Convoys Wharf will generate thousands of employment and training opportunities.
- When complete Convoys Wharf will create over 2,000 full time jobs
- Phase 1 of construction will create up to 1,200 jobs
- We are contributing £500,000 towards local training and employment initiatives
Heritage, Art and Culture
Convoys Wharf has a rich and vibrant maritime history, as part of our redevelopment of the site we will be bringing forward plans to capture this heritage. The site’s long history includes life as a former Royal Navy dockyard and home of diarist John Evelyn.
This work will include:
- A masterplan that is a coherent legible network of streets and spaces
- Restoration of the Grade II listed Olympia Building
- Working with Community Interest Companies Sayes Court Gardens CIC and the Lenox CIC as they progress their proposals to capture the opportunities presented by the development of the site
- New landscaped areas referencing the history and legacy of Sir John Evelyn, together with his ideas expressed in his gardens at Sayes Court and the history, materiality and function of the site as a historic shipyard and dock.
The Grade II listed Olympia Building will form the heart of the scheme.