Waitrose Bromley: Company reveals development plan

Plans to build homes on the Waitrose car park beside Bromley South station have been revealed.

The proposal is for 350 build to rent homes. Levels of “affordable” housing are not yet revealed.

The site already sees a number of tall buildings in the vicinity, so heights shouldn’t be a big problem plus the plot sits directly beside excellent public transport links and the town centre.

Courtesy Google. Tower next door

According to the development’s website:

“Key drivers of the design principles include the improved pedestrian and cycle movement through the site, culminating in two new areas of public realm which will house space for events and play.

Active uses such as a café and the Waitrose store entrance will surround these external spaces”.

Proposed development

Local Lib Dems have covered it mentioning some complaints.

Car park at present

The store itself will be refurbished with a new café providing an active frontage.

Waitrose will maintain external spaces

Heights reach 24 floors. Taller than other nearby blocks but not hugely so, and will offer a peak rather than a wall of similar sized blocks.

This plan is one of a number where Waitrose aim to turn extensive car parks in town centre locations or those beside busy railway stations into housing and mixed-use developments.

Close to station

Plans should be submitted some time this year.

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One thought on “Waitrose Bromley: Company reveals development plan

  • We do need to see more homes built for rent as home ownership is get harder for a lot of people who cannot afford to get on the housing ladder and struggle to save for a deposit.
    The site being next to Bromley South Station and several bus routes car ownership will be discouraged on the development.
    If planning permission granted I can see this being a popular development in Bromley.

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