According to staff Homebase will be closing the doors of their Kidbrooke branch (or Blackheath as they sometimes call it) in coming months.
It’s far from a surprise, and was predicted.
Homebase have had a torrid time and were sold for £1 earlier this year. They then announced a closure of 42 branches though surprising Kidbrooke was not on it.
Yet the site is a stone’s throw from Kidbrooke station and high density housing is planned next door. It was clear the land could make far more developed than remaining as a sprawling retail shed and car park.
Any development could step up to 10-15 floors (at least) closer to the station given the lack of low-rise homes immediately around, and planned heights on adjacent TfL land, as seen below:
Berkeley Homes are building 20 floor towers the other side of the line.
A new railway station is being built, covered here, yet no word on how many extra carriages on services.