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Bexleyheath

A look at Bexleyheath town centre’s 500+ home and retail development

Bellway Homes have recently run a couple of consultation events on plans to construct more than 500 homes on the former civic centre site in Bexleyheath town centre.

After Bexley Council moved to the former Woolwich Building Society HQ, the site was sold to Tesco. After a number of years doing little they sold it to Sports Direct. After they’ve done very little for years they have sold it on to Bellway, though they do appear to have retained some interest with a new store planned as part of the development.

So what’s included in these proposals?

Well, part of Highland Road will be closed to create a pedestrian link to the car park and shops where Sainsbury’s is located.

Nine shops are included in the design. 518 is the exact amount of flats. A new square is foreseen with the intention of cafes and restaurants located around this spot.

228 car parking spaces will be provided. The site isn’t the best for public transport with the nearest station being Barnehurst which is around 20 minutes walk away.

If newcomers work in central London or Canary Wharf the forthcoming 301 bus to Abbey Wood Crossrail is likely to be well-used.

There is currently no word on how many homes will be “affordable” or at social rent levels.

A planning submission is expected imminently.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Chris Nash

    Good, the old Civic Offices site laying barren for so long has been a disgrace and an eyesore. Regenerating this end of the Broadway should improve the town centre massively; there’s a sense that Bexleyheath just “ends” at the cinema, although Lidl has recently provided an incentive to head further up the road.

    Pedestrianising Highland Road is an interesting choice. It’ll definitely improve the traffic situation at the junction with the Broadway; pedestrians can currently wait minutes at the lights waiting for them to change, while traffic comes at them from three directions. And then when they do change, it stays green only for about 5 seconds!

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