Town Centre Regeneration and Development Framework
Program: 8.9ha site, 450 residential units, 9000mē college, 5700mē retail, 5500mē hotel, 4800mē office space
Client: London Borough of Bexley, Homes and Communities Agency and Orbit Homes
Phase: completed, 2010

Situated within South East London, Erith Western Gateway is a large, under-used area between the town centre and the Thames, dissected by the former High Street. Maccreanor Lavington and PTEa were commissioned to revise an earlier masterplan with the main objective being the creation of a viable and deliverable development framework.

Due to flood protection measures and previous open spatial planning tactics, the site failed to engage with its unique context, the open waterscape of the river, and is characterised by an oversupply of underutilised green space. The revised plan intensifies the vitality of both the unique location and the town centre by adding a medium rise, high density residential component and a series of complementary town centre uses to further diversify the town centre whilst offering it critical mass to stabilise its existence.