Homebase in Kidbrooke set to close
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.