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Town centre to gain 380 new homes opposite Church House Gardens

PUBLISHED: 11:04 07 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:04 07 April 2017

What Churchill Gardens will look like

What Churchill Gardens will look like

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The development scheme is a partnership between the council and home builders, Countryside

Home builders, Countryside, are working with the council to deliver 380 new homes in the town centre.

Countryside has been selected to deliver a development comprising of both residential and commercial elements, including new homes across eight apartment blocks in Bromley town centre.

Designed by Stitch Architects, Churchill Gardens will be adjacent to the existing Church House Gardens.

The accommodation mix will include: 250 private sale homes, 81 affordable rent homes, and 53 shared ownership homes. The heat and hot water for the development will supplied by a combined heat and power system located within the basement.

A key aspiration of the development brief was to create at least 990 square metres (10,650 sq ft) of commercial space that will offer a range of bars and restaurants opposite The Churchill Theatre and Library Gardens.

The commercial space will be located along the ground floor frontages, in an attempt to increase dwell times and activation to this area.

In addition to there will be an enhanced community facility including a new town church. The community space will be located on the ground floor with active frontages to Ethelbert Road, Churchill Way and the new promenade.

Stephen Carr, leader of Bromley Council, said: “This is a key site in our town centre and we are pleased to have appointed Countryside to deliver a long lasting legacy at Churchill Gardens, Bromley. We wanted to create a high quality scheme which supports growth in Bromley is what we want to see and Countryside’s experience of large scale regeneration schemes, place-making and high quality design will be help to create a vibrant hub for both new and existing residents.”

Richard Cherry, chief executive of partnerships at Countryside, said: “We believe that this scheme will offer an exceptional opportunity to maximise full potential of the location and transform the area. In partnership with Bromley Council we will create an exciting housing offer and deliver new, high-quality commercial and community destinations in Bromley.”

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