Work to begin on Abbey Wood £85m Cross Quarter Sainsbury's development

An artist's impression of the new development

An artist's impression of the new development

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

WORK is due to begin this month on an £85m Abbey Wood development set to create more than 500 jobs.

The Cross Quarter scheme includes a new 81,000sq ft Sainsbury’s store, a 100-bed hotel, library, nursery, 3,400 sq ft of business start-up premises, 216 homes - 23 of which will be affordable - and almost 500 new parking spaces.

Developers Development Securities PLC and Berkshire Investment Capital expect to be on site to demolish the vacant buildings at Harrow Manor Way and Felixstowe Road within the next few weeks, with the first phase of development expected to be completed late next year.

Director of the NLP design consultancy Steven Butterworth said: "Cross Quarter will trigger the transformation of Abbey Wood as a place to live, work, shop and play. It will revitalise the centre and its locality, adding £125m of value into the local economy over the next 10 years.

"The development will enable local people to shop in Abbey Wood for their weekly food shopping, boosting trade for existing retailers in the centre and creating over 500 full and part time jobs for local people."

He added: "The developers’ confidence and commitment to the scheme demonstrates the benefit marginal areas such as Abbey Wood will obtain from the London Crossrail project."

The project was approved by a Greenwich Council planning board last April, despite misgivings by the Greater London Authority about the size of the supermarket and an objection by Bexley Council concerning potential transport problems.

For more on the development visit cqabbeywood.co.uk

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12:43pm Thu 13 Feb 14

joertmclark says...

Great news to hear for this up and coming area.
Great news to hear for this up and coming area. joertmclark
  • Score: 9

2:29pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Wombles4000 says...

Demolition started weeks ago.
Demolition started weeks ago. Wombles4000
  • Score: 5

7:13pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Joelo says...

great news for the area, the sooner the better. Will they be evicting the local horse keepers from the site next door too?
great news for the area, the sooner the better. Will they be evicting the local horse keepers from the site next door too? Joelo
  • Score: 19

11:38am Fri 14 Feb 14

Hk says...

Brilliant news just a shame it didnt happen much sooner.
Brilliant news just a shame it didnt happen much sooner. Hk
  • Score: 6

7:13pm Fri 14 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

These jews do narf build,well fund the buildings. When do I have to start praying to satan? This goyim isnt happy.
These jews do narf build,well fund the buildings. When do I have to start praying to satan? This goyim isnt happy. white rabbit9
  • Score: 5

9:44pm Fri 14 Feb 14

mouthalmighty says...

Wombles4000 wrote:
Demolition started weeks ago.
You mean years ago.
[quote][p][bold]Wombles4000[/bold] wrote: Demolition started weeks ago.[/p][/quote]You mean years ago. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 1

9:48pm Fri 14 Feb 14

mouthalmighty says...

I've just read some of the report. Only 23 out of 216 homes will be affordable. So the other193 will be unaffordable and remain empty. Good bit of planning that. In fact it downright disgusting.
I've just read some of the report. Only 23 out of 216 homes will be affordable. So the other193 will be unaffordable and remain empty. Good bit of planning that. In fact it downright disgusting. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 11

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