Lewisham College has selected Deptford Bridge Developments, a joint venture between Stanhope and MacDonald Egan

Developments, as its preferred developer for a £150m skills college campus at Deptford Bridge.

The college said Stanhope’s expertise in delivering innovative developments combined with MacDonald Egan’s

local knowledge meant Deptford Bridge Developments is the ideal partner. The scheme has been designed by Foster & Partners.

Lewisham College is currently operating from two sites, Lewisham Way and Deptford Bridge, and the scheme will create a single site campus at Deptford once the redevelopment is complete. It has already secured approval in principle from the Learning and Skills Council to develop the new college adjacent to Deptford Bridge DLR station.

Subject to planning permission existing buildings at the Deptford site will be demolished and replaced by two buildings providing 376,735 sq ft of teaching space for a wide spectrum of curricula including business, beauty, construction, computing, English and engineering among others. Completion of the new campus is scheduled for 2012.

In addition, the Stanhope and MacDonald Egan joint venture will develop the surplus land, which has potential for around 500 homes and additional commercial space, to complement the college facility and benefit the wider regeneration of Deptford.

The joint venture developers and the college plan to complete the terms of the preferred bidder agreement within the next three months with a planning application being submitted late 2009, and construction commencing in 2010.

David Camp, CEO of Stanhope, said: ‘Stanhope is thrilled to be involved in such an exciting and visionary project. We look forward to

working with Lewisham College to deliver a modern campus that will place the College at the forefront of the further education sector and spark further regeneration in the area.’

King Sturge advised Lewisham College