Property developer LandSec is looking for local residents to help design the new shopping centre in the heart of Lewisham.
It wants to recruit up to 30 design champions to work with architects, planners and urban designers, as well as Landsec, to help shape the look and feel of the new centre.
The design champions would be involved in a series of workshops, walkabouts, design sessions and group discussions in September and October. Their thoughts and ideas would influence the future design of the centre.
LandSec outlined draft plans for the site earlier this year. These involve a new centre with retail space, community facilities and homes.
LandSec says the group of champions “is open to all Lewisham residents. We want to hear from different communities with different interests, to ensure that the final design benchmarks reflect the Borough’s diversity.”
The developer insists no knowledge of architecture or planning is required but they do want people who understand the local community and the area.
To become a design champion you must fill in a form on LandSec’s website (https://lewishamcentral.commonplace.is/en-GB/proposals/design-champion-group/step1) or get in touch to request a hard copy of the form (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone number: 020 7729 1705)
Anyone living in Lewisham has until Sunday, August 21, to apply.
Once LandSec have received submissions they will be in touch with successful candidates to explain what happens next.
LandSec say this will be one of the first times residents have been asked to get involved in this type of work in Lewisham. The champions will:
- Receive training from industry professionals;
- Be paid for their time (London Living Wage) at the end of the programme;
- Receive travel and childcare costs (if needed);
- Help shape their community; and
- Learn more about the area, their neighbours and wider community needs.