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Bromley braced for first office block in 20 years

PUBLISHED: 14:31 22 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:31 22 October 2013

The first new office block in Bromley for 20 years could soon sprout up in Westmoreland Road after the council gave outline planning approval.

Plans from The Telereal Trillium propose demolition of the former DHSS building at the junction of Masons Hill, with an 11 storey building taking its place.

The site will include office space, 71 residential units and 47 car parking spaces. Last year a proposal for a mixed use scheme was rejected on what is ear-marked as an ‘opportunity site’ in the town’s Area Action Plan.

Cllr Peter Dean, chairman of the development control committee, said: “This is a positive scheme that will contribute much to the town centre and generate residential accommodation too.

“We will need to consider issues such as appearance and landscaping in due course and in many respects this will be the most important part of the application as we will accept nothing less than the highest standards in the redevelopment of Bromley Town Centre.”

The indicative plans show that the footprint of the building will not be located closer to properties in Pinewood Road and Sandford Road than the existing building.

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