Work begins at another Kidbrooke housing development site

Piling is now underway at another development site in Kidbrooke which joins an ever growing list.

Berkeley Homes’ Central Gardens plot in phase 3 is now underway with an expected completion date of late 2025.

Kidbrooke Village phases

It sits just south of towers recently completed which are seeing residents now move in. Both are in phase 3 in the above image and close to Peglar Square and the railway station.

The design language of the plot is very much along the lines of those blocks surrounding the square.

One block at Central Gardens

Other plots at Kidbrooke Village now also well underway including Waterlily Court (phase 5) which is expected to see residents move in from next April.

Waterlily Court

Total homes at that site were increased when reserved matters submitted in 2021, bringing the overall Kidbrooke Village housing total to 5,300.

There’s also the below block on the Kidbrooke Village site though not being marketed by Berkeley but through L&Q.

Currently under construction to south west of overall Kidbrooke Village site

To the north of the station two other sites are underway. Transport for London’s joint venture named Kidbrooke Square is seeing Phase 1 nearing completion.

There will be 619 here when both phases are complete.

Taken last month

Nearby are two plots where Greenwich Council are building new homes under their Greenwich Builds scheme. These will bring 447 homes.

One phase recently saw a small increase to 330 homes approved. A previously approved plot brings 117 homes.

Greenwich Builds council homes coming soon

Concrete frames of some blocks are now evident up to around the fourth floor.

If we combine Berkeley’s Kidbrooke Village masterplan with other sites in the vicinity, Kidbrooke will see around 6,500 homes – pending any future increases.

Given a large amount of land remains undeveloped by Berkeley to the north west of the overall site (phase 6) that wouldn’t be a surprise.

In terms of transport for residents, there’s still 30 minute gaps from Southeastern Metro in trains to London Bridge. In the evening peak it’s 23 minute intervals.

Rebuilt Kidbrooke station had ticket gate plans removed before opening

This will slightly change from next month but long gaps will continue, offering a far worse service than most of these developments were planned or begun.

To top it off, the new station saw cut back after approval but before opening and is now regularly unstaffed.

Today is a fairly typical day:

Lack of staffing yet again

Government cuts have ensured that despite a rising local population, station staffing has gone into reverse.


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