Charlton McDonald’s demolished to make way for bigger branch

Charlton McDonald’s has met the wrecking ball this week with demolition underway for a new store.

Planning Permission was given for the replacement two-storey structure in May 2021. Back in 2019 a plan to replace the fast-food branch with a drive-through Metro Bank branch was on the table, approved, then later dropped.

Courtesy Google. Former Carphone Warehouse to rear has permission to become a Greggs

Changes with the rebuild include allowing “the drive-thru lane to be reviewed. Whereas before there was not sufficient space to implement a side-by-side lane, the new layout and design allows for the existing parallel process is to streamline and formalise the ordering process during peak trading times without the need to have members of staff outside of the building.

This will also assist in reducing the length of the potential queue, by increasing the speed of preparing the orders and thus reducing congestion within the site during those busy periods.”

Last week plans went in for another drive-through directly opposite the retail park approach road on the Asda car park site.



Adverts are far from enough to cover site costs and my rent.

You can support me via Paypal here

Another option is via Patreon by clicking here

You can also buy me a beer/coffee at Ko-fi here

There's also a Facebook page for the site here

Many thanks

J Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

3 thoughts on “Charlton McDonald’s demolished to make way for bigger branch

  • Two giant McDnalds? Very classy for the area, and litter outside always been a problem will now increase, and with Greggs apper bags added. Lovely. Obv the planners don’t have to live here.

  • I notice that the chicken-and-chips shop at the Royal Standard is seeking permission for metal ducting and extraction equipment on the front of the premises, opposite the Royal Standard pub. The thought of it becoming a nexus for every schoolchild in the area is bad enough, but the litter would be everywhere within weeks. The idea of a larger McDonald’s will only ensure that Westcombe Hill is evenly saturated with debris


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.