PICTURES: Plans for new hotel and university halls in Sidcup

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AMBITIOUS plans to build a hotel and university accommodation in Sidcup town centre have been unveiled.

Developer Pure Lake Group is proposing to demolish Christopher House in Station Road and replace it with a 106-bedroom Premier Inn and a nine-storey halls of residence for Rose Bruford College.

Professor Michael Earley, the principal and CEO of the Lamorbey Park-based university, which specialises in theatre and performance, says the development will help “benefit the regeneration and growth of Sidcup as a desirable place”.

The plans, to be ruled on by the council’s planning committee later this year, are on show at Bexley Civic Offices between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and Sidcup Library.

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They can also be viewed on Bexley Council’s website, reference number 13/01323/FULM.

The deadline for comments is September 23.

What do you think of the proposals?

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7:23pm Tue 10 Sep 13

Gypo.Joe says...

"which specialises in theatre and performance", Oh yea anything but do a days work.
I suppose Prince Edward ( Teddy ) will open it for the limp wrist merchants.
"which specialises in theatre and performance", Oh yea anything but do a days work. I suppose Prince Edward ( Teddy ) will open it for the limp wrist merchants. Gypo.Joe

9:45am Wed 11 Sep 13

highway warrior says...

I'm sure the peregrine falcons will love the disruption.

Can't be any worse than Plastic Red (Bradleys?) can it?

Must be some kind of planning blind spot, you can get away with building anything here!!

I thought they owned the old Lamorby baths site and were converting that???
I'm sure the peregrine falcons will love the disruption. Can't be any worse than Plastic Red (Bradleys?) can it? Must be some kind of planning blind spot, you can get away with building anything here!! I thought they owned the old Lamorby baths site and were converting that??? highway warrior

12:24pm Wed 11 Sep 13

DinoFish says...

Why on earth is this wanted or needed in Sidcup?

By all means get rid of Christopher House (it's an eyesore) but don't then replace it with something as equally ill conceived.

The proposed benefit that it would “benefit the regeneration and growth of Sidcup as a desirable place” is often the reason given when something like this comes up, but there's absolutely nothing factual to support this.
Why on earth is this wanted or needed in Sidcup? By all means get rid of Christopher House (it's an eyesore) but don't then replace it with something as equally ill conceived. The proposed benefit that it would “benefit the regeneration and growth of Sidcup as a desirable place” is often the reason given when something like this comes up, but there's absolutely nothing factual to support this. DinoFish

2:17pm Wed 11 Sep 13

danm5577 says...

Do love the people of sidcup moaning about progress....
Look at clingers.....
Look at B&Q not moving...
And ya wonder why your town is s**t?
It all starts with small things, once something has been allowed others will start to come to your town!
Come on the limp wrists!!!!!
Do love the people of sidcup moaning about progress.... Look at clingers..... Look at B&Q not moving... And ya wonder why your town is s**t? It all starts with small things, once something has been allowed others will start to come to your town! Come on the limp wrists!!!!! danm5577

1:45pm Thu 12 Sep 13

DinoFish says...

danm5577 wrote:
Do love the people of sidcup moaning about progress.... Look at clingers..... Look at B&Q not moving... And ya wonder why your town is s**t? It all starts with small things, once something has been allowed others will start to come to your town! Come on the limp wrists!!!!!
Change does not equal progress, that is the myth in the justification for this.

If the majority of people in the Sidcup area decide that this is something they want then fine, but any objections to these plans should not simply be branded as a general unwillingness to change. That kind of blanket dismissal of people's opinions is in itself a form of ignorance and bullying.

My own personal opinion is that this proposal is being sold to people on the Field of Dreams approach '...build it and they will come' with no supporting evidence whatsoever. With different justification and more (some) facts then the relevant people can make an informed decision.
[quote][p][bold]danm5577[/bold] wrote: Do love the people of sidcup moaning about progress.... Look at clingers..... Look at B&Q not moving... And ya wonder why your town is s**t? It all starts with small things, once something has been allowed others will start to come to your town! Come on the limp wrists!!!!![/p][/quote]Change does not equal progress, that is the myth in the justification for this. If the majority of people in the Sidcup area decide that this is something they want then fine, but any objections to these plans should not simply be branded as a general unwillingness to change. That kind of blanket dismissal of people's opinions is in itself a form of ignorance and bullying. My own personal opinion is that this proposal is being sold to people on the Field of Dreams approach '...build it and they will come' with no supporting evidence whatsoever. With different justification and more (some) facts then the relevant people can make an informed decision. DinoFish

7:24am Mon 16 Sep 13

goldenbroomboy says...

The town cannot get much worse, although building a hotel in Sidcup is IMHO something of a gamble, it's not exactly a tourist hotspot.

Still, there is that splendid establishment near Crystal Palace, the Queens Hotel, lots of long term foreign visitors there, perhaps the idea is to tap into that niche?
The town cannot get much worse, although building a hotel in Sidcup is IMHO something of a gamble, it's not exactly a tourist hotspot. Still, there is that splendid establishment near Crystal Palace, the Queens Hotel, lots of long term foreign visitors there, perhaps the idea is to tap into that niche? goldenbroomboy

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