Developers planning 21-storey tower block next to Bromley North station
PUBLISHED: 10:08 09 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:45 10 October 2017
Developers want to bring around 200 homes to the area
A towering apartment block could be built next to Bromley North train station, under plans being put together by developers.
Rising up 21-storeys, high rise building would be built from 6-10 Sherman Road, providing only rented accommodation for 200 one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
According to developers Be Living, the scheme will be “largely car free”, with the building also offering office and shop space.
In 2010, Bromley council identified the site, currently occupied by two office units, as a potential location for a tall building.
Developers held two public consultations on their proposals last month, and they are expecting to put in a planning application by the end of the autumn.
If approved by the council, construction work on the tower block could start in the autumn of 2018.
Rituparna Saha lives in the neighbouring, nine-storey Northpoint apartment building and says she is “strongly opposed” to the tower block.
She sad: “A development of this scale will completely destroy the village character of Bromley North.
“Bromley North station is a Grade II listed building, its character would be negatively impacted by such a massive high rise next to it. The beautiful building will be completely dwarfed and there will be years of disruption for me and my neighbours.
“Our right to a peaceful, family life will be completely ruined.
“There is definitely a shortage of housing. The solution is to build properties for sale for families. Families are looking not to buy flats but houses for their growing needs. This development will be completely at odds with the requirements of thousands of people for more homes to buy.”
Developers claim the tower block’s design will be “inspired” by the neighbouring train station, using similar materials to match the area.
Brian Brady, managing director of Be, added: “We are currently at the design and planning stage of this development and as part of this are undertaking a full consultation process to take the views of local people into account.”