New post office in Abbey Wood at planned library site

Plans have been submitted for a cash and carry including an apparent post office in Abbey Wood.

The new post office will be welcomed after a former crown office in the town closed.

From planning application – note the post office sign

The site was originally due to see a new Abbey Wood library with plans drawn up when Sainsbury’s was approved. It never made much sense given moving the existing library from the centre of Abbey Wood estate would have rendered it more difficult for thousands of estate residents to reach – and Bexley Council were planning a new library close to the proposed site on their side of the border.

New homes approved on former post office

The retail outlet is named Bethel cash and carry.

A 22-storey tower has just commenced construction next door.

Shops and commercial space at street level

That project also includes shop and commercial space along Felixstowe Road.

Workers are now on site after construction kicked off in December 2020.


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    4 thoughts on “New post office in Abbey Wood at planned library site

    • I doubt this is going to be a great addition to the area. Seems likely that it’ll be a grubby supermarket that also happens to handle some post. Inclusion of the post office aspect is probably just to ease the planning process. (Think the premises are currently

      I hope I’m wrong. They area is already blighted by Aces shop and K’s chicken that churn out mountains of litter, keep their bins in front of their shops and have their delivery vans drive over the pavement and plant beds on Felixstowe rd.

    • I hope the new post office goes a a new post office is needed in Abbey Wood afterthe area lost it’s Crown post office.

      Bethel Cash and Carry are part of a larger company so I hope the new store will be well managed and kept and clean both inside and out side the store.

      More amenities are needed in the Abbey Wood area,

    • Very true more amenities are needed in Abbey Wood. I am sure once open both the post office and cash and carry will be well used by local residents.

    • A new post office is greatly needed it will save a 2 mile commute and another new shop as well.Will be a god send for the older generation.


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