Sitting against the stunning backdrop of Southmere Lake, Southmere Village will bring new life to South Thamesmead with a wave of new homes, shops and amenities.

The development includes 525 new homes and a new library from the London Borough of Bexley. These are based around a lakeside square offering a vibrant space for a range of outdoor activities.

The development also offers 40,000 square feet of commercial floor-space, providing local jobs.

Find out more from lead architects Proctor and Matthews (click to view):


Southmere Village gallery

A lakeside square

Library, cafes and shops

Improved landscaping

Places to gather

Access for cyclists

525 new homes

Well connected

Better for pedestrians

1,500 new homes

Southmere Village is the first phase of the South Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Housing zone. This will deliver more than 1,500 new homes on four sites on the doorstep of the new Elizabeth line station at Abbey Wood.


Southmere Village

  • 525 new homes - a mix of one bedroom apartments to four-bedroom townhouses. Around 230 of these will be affordable.
  • New public lakeside square
  • New neighbourhood square with play facilities for the community
  • Library, cafés, convenience store, community facilities
  • Hard and soft landscapes, outdoor activity spaces


Binsey Walk, Coralline Walk and Segemere Road

The future phases will deliver around 1,000 new homes, new commercial and community spaces and a transformation of the public spaces at Binsey Walk, Coralline Walk and Sedgemere Road. These spaces will be linked by a new pedestrian and cycling route between Abbey Wood station and Southmere Lake.

The developments will be built in four phases, with Southmere Village due to start in 2018 and the final phase anticipated to be completed in 2024.



These new developments are part of the Abbey Wood and South Thamesmead Housing Zone, one of two Housing Zones being delivered in Thamesmead by Peabody with £47.5m investment from the Greater London Authority. The Housing Zones are led by the London Borough of Bexley and Royal Borough of Greenwich.