Leegate Wetherspoon pub closure at end of month on redevelopment site

Pub group Wetherspoons have announced that their Lee branch is set to close on 30th December.

The pub sits in the Lee Gate post-war development which is set for redevelopment.

In a long-running saga, plans have come and gone with land ownership switching hands.

Many business have long left, though the Edmund Halley pub remained. In 2018 these plans were revealed:

2018 plan for Lee Gate now dropped

Then land was sold, and this is the revised plan showing indicative massing on site:

Lee Gate

You can view plans here including the Design and Access Statement from July 2022 by clicking here.

The post-war development has a melancholy air about it these days. These 2019 photos show it before yet more businesses shut up shop.

Taken 2019

I used to visit every now again to peruse the charity shops, grab a few bits from Iceland and maybe have a drink.

One by one most closed, and the ‘spoons will now follow.

Wherever anything happens on site anytime soon is another matter.


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One thought on “Leegate Wetherspoon pub closure at end of month on redevelopment site

  • With the Whetherspoon pub now closing at the end. Of the month. This will mean redevelopment will start on the site in 2023 and the pub and all the other shops on tte Leegate Centre site will not be left empty falling in to decline for years with no work taking place on site.


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