Muse brings a new lease of life to Lewisham’s Ladywell Fields
Muse Developments, the developer behind the major regeneration scheme Lewisham Gateway, has helped to facilitate and fund restoration and improvement works in the nearby Ladywell Fields allowing a stream to freely flow once more.
The completed works will now encourage and protect wildlife habitats within the river corridor, which will once again make it a place for people to enjoy and be able to get closer to nature.
Alongside Muse, Volker Fitzpatrick and Sisk who are currently undertaking the complex infrastructure and regeneration works in Lewisham, provided their expertise and material resources for this project.
Chris Coxall, Projects Director at Muse said: “We’re delighted to be able to support this project in Ladywell Fields, which is a much loved inner city haven for people as well as a haven for wildlife.”
Another contributor is Kenneth White, a well-known local historian, who championed and encouraged local people to discover and support the waterworks in and around Lewisham. Kenneth sadly passed away in 2012 at Lewisham Hospital in a ward overlooking the stream. A legacy bequest left by Kenneth to Lewisham’s Nature Reserves has been used to help fund the project.
The teams have worked jointly with Lewisham Council, the Environment Agency and Thames 21 to bring back and maintain a free flowing stream through Ladywell Fields once more.
The Lewisham Gateway regeneration works are well underway and on course to deliver a new and improved Lewisham town centre. This important redevelopment programme will deliver new homes, shops and open spaces, as well as a new road layout, helping to create a more accessible and better connected town centre.