Marks & Spencer to open Food Hall in Sydenham

Plans are in to divide a retail unit at Bell Green Sydenham to create a Marks and Spencer Food Hall.

The existing Currys unit in the retail park is to be divided into two with M&S taking on part of the space.

The applications states: “Unit 5 is currently occupied in its entirety by Currys. Unit 5 will be sub-divided into two units: 5A and 5B.

“Unit 5B which is the subject of this planning application will be occupied by Currys. Unit 5A which is the subject of a separate planning application is proposed to be occupied by M&S trading as a “M&S Foodhall”.

Future

Hopefully in time the entire retail park is replaced with a far more sustainable use of land including both shops and housing.

Having large retail sheds and acres of tarmac in a city with such a housing shortage is idiotic.

One option for future transport links

There are tentative plans to do so, which could also include building a railway station near the site.

For now though, car-dominated spaces like this are set to remain and waste brownfield land.

Plans can be viewed by clicking here.

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One thought on “Marks & Spencer to open Food Hall in Sydenham

  • Sub-dividing that huge Currys’ unit makes sense. It is clearly too big for the number of patrons and everytime I go there, I see more staff than customers. It’s a good move for M&S, though, since the schlep to Lewisham is tedious on the bus.

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