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Plans submitted for £85m Abbey Wood Cross Quarter redevelopment
4:37pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in News
PLANS have been submitted for a major £85m redevelopment project in Abbey Wood.
The Cross Quarter development at Harrow Manor Way and Felixstowe Road is set to feature a Sainsbury's supermarket, 100-bed hotel, 216 homes, a nursery and business space.
Following feedback from around 200 people who attended public exhibitions on the plans last year, the developers are also in discussions over running a library in the new public square.
If approved it will be built on a 3.92 hectare brownfield site part-owned by Gallions Housing Association ahead of the scheduled arrival of Crossrail in 2018.
Steven Glancy from co-developer Berkshire Investment Capital, said: "We would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend the consultation events and view our plans.
"The support received from the local community has been really positive and we have taken away a clear message that people want to see this development happen as soon as possible."
Built in partnership with the Development Securities property company, the project is expected to create 500 full and part-time jobs.
Mr Glancy said: "In Cross Quarter we hope to deliver a revitalised retail and residential area which will encourage people to use Abbey Wood centre and generate more full and part-time jobs for local people.
"By creating a lasting and distinctive identity for Cross Quarter, which is secure and surrounded by attractive, safe and exciting public space, we want to create a new heart for Abbey Wood, where people will want to spend time."
A Greenwich Council planning decision is expected in March. If successful, demolition of the derelict buildings on site will commence in the summer, with the first phase of the scheme, including the supermarket and public square completed in 2015.
To find out more, visit cqabbeywood.co.uk