Brace yourself as Peabody transport you to another world with this wondrous structure in Abbey Wood.
In a planning application including some howlers (London Borough of Bexleyheath anyone?) they have decided to rename a sales centre as a “Wonder Centre”.
Their tongue must be so far in cheek its entered another continent.
This Wonder Centre will be dazzling passers-by for five years on a site to the rear of buildings that included a takeaway, newsagent and flats. Residents and shopowners campaigned for years but Peabody kicked them out, and now part of the site is to be a sales centre. The rest of the site will include a small car park.
Peabody have been extremely slow to draw up plans for this site and others along Harrow Manorway. They havn’t submitted detailed planning application five years after being given Housing Zone status. It’s taken nearly a decade to start at a long-cleared site just north of that.
And as for the marketing nonsense, well, this is the Housing Association that tried to fool buyers at flats opposite Belmarsh prison in Thamesmead into thinking they are close to Greenwich town centre.
Peabody, more action and less laughable marketing please.