Bromley North £5.2m redevelopment scheme begins this month

News Shopper: An artist's impression of what the area will look like after the works have been completed. Image courtesy of Studio Egret West An artist's impression of what the area will look like after the works have been completed. Image courtesy of Studio Egret West

MULTI-MILLION pound redevelopment works are set to start in Bromley North at the end of the month.

The £5.2m scheme encompasses Market Square, High Street North and East Street areas of Bromley town centre.

There will be new pavements, new lights, more trees, new signage and changes made to the pedestrian exit from The Hill car park.

The aim of the scheme is to boost businesses by getting more people to visit the northern part of the High Street.

Portfolio holder for renewal and recreation Councillor Peter Morgan said: "This is fantastic news for the town centre and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure people want to shop, trade and spend time in the town centre in these difficult times.

“This year is already proving to be critical with a number of exciting projects underway that will ultimately drive forward our long term vision to Build a Better Bromley and the competitiveness of our town.

“We will be working closely with traders, residents, motorists and visitors throughout the duration of the project and you can keep an eye on our progress via our dedicated webpage.”

The works are set to start in East Street next Monday (July 29).

East Street will be closed to traffic until November 30 while work is being carried out.

A one lane road closure will be in operation in the northern part of the High Street from August 6 to November 30.

And work will start in Market Square early next year.

The scheme is likely to be completed by Christmas next year, with a complete break in works for the Christmas trading period this year.

Go to bromley.gov.uk/bromleynorthvillage for more details.

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10:43pm Sat 20 Jul 13

gottleofgear says...

Let's hope it's a success as The Glades, sorry Intu is dying. There are so many closed shops, and quite a few having closing down sales. With the price of parking, the chance of getting an £80 fine for dropping a fag butt, I'm off to Bluewater.
Let's hope it's a success as The Glades, sorry Intu is dying. There are so many closed shops, and quite a few having closing down sales. With the price of parking, the chance of getting an £80 fine for dropping a fag butt, I'm off to Bluewater. gottleofgear

7:38am Sun 21 Jul 13

right-writes says...

@gottleofgear...

If we insist on allowing our local politicians and bureaucrats to take OUR money to spend on their little schemes, and their wages, the local businesses will continue to die.

If there is one thing that you can guarantee about running a business in Bromley (as anywhere else)...

The unproductive will be there with their hand out at the end of each month... looking for their pizzo. This is not just a local problem... The UK government alone employs over half the population... Add the quango's, the "cherities", the religions and so on, and it is a marvel that anyone actually produces anything.

Such a situation only allows the multinationals to do business, and that becomes sooooo boring that people are moving towards the internet to buy their corporate goods, their supermarket goods, and their fancy goods/novelties.

Why has Paynes just closed after so many hundreds of years?
@gottleofgear... If we insist on allowing our local politicians and bureaucrats to take OUR money to spend on their little schemes, and their wages, the local businesses will continue to die. If there is one thing that you can guarantee about running a business in Bromley (as anywhere else)... The unproductive will be there with their hand out at the end of each month... looking for their pizzo. This is not just a local problem... The UK government alone employs over half the population... Add the quango's, the "cherities", the religions and so on, and it is a marvel that anyone actually produces anything. Such a situation only allows the multinationals to do business, and that becomes sooooo boring that people are moving towards the internet to buy their corporate goods, their supermarket goods, and their fancy goods/novelties. Why has Paynes just closed after so many hundreds of years? right-writes

6:00pm Mon 22 Jul 13

treesrgreen says...

When my mum and nan used to take me shopping to Bromley in the late 60s I used to think it was a posh place. During my adult life I have been a regular shopper to Bromley. However, having not been for many months I ventured there last Saturday. Sadly I think it is turning into another Lewisham (and that is not a compliment) in both its type of shops and their clientele!

Looks like I'll be heading to Bluewater with gottleofgear :-)
When my mum and nan used to take me shopping to Bromley in the late 60s I used to think it was a posh place. During my adult life I have been a regular shopper to Bromley. However, having not been for many months I ventured there last Saturday. Sadly I think it is turning into another Lewisham (and that is not a compliment) in both its type of shops and their clientele! Looks like I'll be heading to Bluewater with gottleofgear :-) treesrgreen

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