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A competition for the design of a new library on the south side of Southmere Lake has begun.

Southmere Village is the first phase of the South Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Housing Zone which is being delivered by Peabody with an investment from the Greater London Authority. The Village will be just 10 minutes’ walk away from the new Elizabeth Line which will be opening at Abbey Wood in December 2018.

Lead architects Proctor & Matthews gained planning consent for the scheme which includes proposals for a new library on the south side of Southmere Lake.


The design competition for the library, based on an initial brief, has now started. The compeition is being administered by the Royal Institute of Architects.

More about the Southmere Library Design competition