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PLACE / Ladywell | Affordable Studio Offices | Retail Space | Co-Working Desks | Lewisham SE13

261 Lewisham High Street, Ladywell, SE13 6AY

Timeline: 2016 to 2021

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. PLACE / Ladywell is mixed use space for local creatives and start ups including co-working desks, independent retailers and a community cafe. The building was commissioned by Lewisham Council, with support from the Mayor of London and designed by architects Richard Rogers and will have 24 residential units on the upper floors; providing accommodation for homeless Lewisham families. The upper floors are social housing and the building itself is fully demountable and will be moved to another location after five years on site.


  • Large high street facing self-contained retail unit

  • Co-working desks

  • Flexible self contained office or co-working space

  • Large self-contained unit without high street visibility

  • Cafe with separate flexible event space


  • Winner of the Mayor's Prize for Innovation

  • Winner of the New London Architecture Temporary Building Award



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