Flats planned for new block on Welling High Street

Plans have been submitted to Bexley Council to demolish a shop next to Tesco at  104-106 Welling High Street.

A replacement shop unit would be included in plans along with flats above. Ten are planned in total.

External appearance of Tesco degraded badly shortly after completion

The current shop building is uninspiring at best. No great loss architecturally.

Here’s the replacement:

The building would be four stories high which is fine beside the taller Tesco and on a High Street location. The sheer number of public transport options renders having a car unnecessary.

No doubt the usual arguments of “what about U, Y or Z” come up but no one will force X, Y or Z to live there.

A number of other schemes are on the drawing board in Welling including flats behind the Nag’s Head pub and adding another storey to a number of shops on the High Street.



As a private renter with a young family, the cost of living is extremely high.

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5 thoughts on “Flats planned for new block on Welling High Street

  • April 15, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I knew a few people who will be upset at the loss of the sewing centre and I don’t imagine they will come back even if the rent was affordable.

    • April 16, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Hopefully they can re-establish elsewhere on the High Street. The Sewing Centre (amongst a handful of other businesses on Welling High Street like Cruisin’ Records and the Koffi Pot) have been there for decades, longer than I’ve been alive. It would be a shame if they were forced out of Welling altogether.

  • April 17, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I hadn’t thought of relocation in the area and I think there are a few unoccupied units nearby. Love Cruisin’ records if only for the fact that such places are vanishingly rare and moving further out of the centre. I used to work in Holborn and remember Barry Paul in Leather Lane where I spent many a lunch hour and bought some great music.

  • April 17, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I think this development would work quiet well next to Tesco’s. However, I hope the Welling Sewing Centre can be relocated to another shop in Welling.

  • February 10, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Totally agree. I’m sure I’m one of many who miss The Sewing Centre in Welling High Street. Lots of single items and beautiful materials. Love to see it back in new development.


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