PLACE / Ladywell - SE13

Projects Status: accepting

July 2016

PLACE/ Ladywell is a project which will make interim use of the site of the former Ladywell Leisure Centre at 261 Lewisham High Street whilst long term plans are being decided. The building, which has been designed by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers; will be on site for four years and will have 24 residential units on the upper floors; providing accommodation for homeless Lewisham families.

On the ground floor will be a new enterprise hub, creative workspace, retail space and cafe for the residents of Lewisham. The build and fit-out are now programmed to finish at the end of July, so we will be open for business in mid August 2016. 

We are delighted and honoured to have local charity For Jimmy involved in the scheme. They will be operating the on site cafe, and also the community cinema which will be based in the rear of their unit. They will bring a wealth of experience gained from running their very popular cafe in Hither green, and we hope that having the space in Place / Ladywell will help the charity to continue to raise money and awareness for their cause, and spread their message of peace and hope. 

Space Offer

Within the impressive 660 sqm building, we will be offering various types of space to suit a range of purposes and needs. These offers are subject to change, but unlikely to change significantly. Leases will be 12 months initially, with the option to extend at the end of the year. There is a downloadable floor plan at the bottom of this page (it's 1:100 at A1 - for guidance the distance from top to bottom of a block is 19m). There are estimated costs for tenants (service charge and rates) and full space availability and details downloadable from the bottom of this page.

-Small retail pods, forming a mini indoor market - One Available

-Large high street facing self-contained retail unit- One Available 

-Co-working desks - Available

-Flexible self contained office OR co-working space- FULL

-Large self-contained unit witout high street visibility- FULL 

-Larger street facing retail pods - One Available

-Cafe with separate flexible event space - FULL


For further details please visit Place/Ladywell website, download the information pack below (Ladywell Space Offer) or contact


Project partners

Lewisham Council

Bow Arts Trust

London Small Business Centre

Studio RAW

Mayor of London



Why do modern London housing developments always come with supermarkets?