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.
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”.
Local Lib Dems have covered it mentioning some complaints.
The store itself will be refurbished with a new café providing an active frontage.
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.
Plans should be submitted some time this year.