Bromley South development approved
PUBLISHED: 10:18 07 March 2012
A £90million masterplan to transform Bromley South was approved by councillors last night.
Developers Cathedral Group plan to demolish the 600-space Westmoreland Road car park to make way for a multi-screen cinema, 200 flats, a 130-bedroom hotel, restaurants, cafés and shops.
Work is expected to start on the site in late 2012, completing in 2014.
Commenting on the application, Richard Upton, Cathedral chief executive, said:
”We’ve hired fantastic urban designers to create a vibrant, new leisure destination in the heart of Bromley. Our scheme will transform the south end of the town centre which needs new job opportunities, new homes and investment in its future.
“We know there’s a market for an increased leisure offer in Bromley town centre and our scheme will mean that increased consumer spending is retained in the town centre where it is badly needed.”
A pre-meeting council report stated that the town centre has not “moved forward significantly for 15 years”.
Croydon has 30 per cent more restaurants than Bromley.
More than 1.3million people live within a 30-minute drive of the town centre. It is thought the scheme could attract spending of £220million over 10 years, with revenue from hotel guests alone in the region of £2.5million a year.
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