We acquired the Grove Market place in Eltham, South East London in October 2007. The existing site is an unsuccessful shopping arcade with 19 maisonettes above. The site has been failing for many years and has fallen into disrepair.
Before finalising our plans, we embarked on a detailed public consultation. Our objective was to maximise the regenerative benefit of the scheme to bring about a renaissance of the Town Centre. We set up a new company called Eltham Renaissance with the view of developing this and other sites in the Town.
DLA Architecture were retained on the project, creating an innovative scheme inspired by the London Plane Tree. The £45m mixed-use regeneration scheme comprises 129 apartments including 35% affordable housing, new restaurants, a convenience store and doctor’s surgery. It will be Eltham’s most sustainable development.
Greenwich Council approved our planning application in January 2009.
Following a Public Inquiry, the Planning Inspectorate overruled the Council’s decision and granted planning permission on 20th January 2009 stating that the scheme was of “exceptional design quality and would positively impact and help regenerate the Town Centre”.
We are finalising our plans and expect to commence construction shortly.Back to top Back to home page