Planning Approved for the Redevelopment of the Blenheim Centre, Penge.

Hadley and Clarion proposals to redevelop Blenheim Shopping Centre as a residential led mixed-use scheme has been given the go ahead by Bromley Council.
Published Fri 5 Apr 2024

Following two years of intensive design and consultation work, we are thrilled to announce that our proposals for the redevelopment of the Blenheim Centre on Penge High Street were approved by Bromley’s Development Control Committee.

The most recent addition to the Hadley and Clarion joint venture, the redevelopment of the outdated shopping centre will deliver substantial benefits to Penge’s district centre and the surrounding local community.

Providing a third of the Borough’s annual housing targets, the scheme will include 230 dwellings in four blocks. Affordable housing will make up 35% of the scheme, with a 60/40 split between London affordable/social rent and shared ownership. Of the 1, 2, and 3-bedroom homes there will be a substantial number of family homes and 70% dual-aspect homes.

In addition to new homes, our proposals include approximately 2,600sqm of commercial space on the ground and first floors. The existing supermarket will be reprovided as well as new units for a range of food and beverage options and space for emerging and independent retailers. A sustainable transport hub will support the car-free development with affordable, active transport solutions.

The new public square, play space and sequence of green spaces will connect the existing residential community to the High Street, enhancing and supporting the area’s changing needs.

The proposals aspire to achieve a biodiversity net gain of 61% on-site, well above the 10% policy target set out by the GLA.

Throughout the planning period, the team have engaged with a wide breadth of community, business and political stakeholders, evolving our proposals to reflect the needs and aspirations of the area.

During this period, we have also worked with local street art group London Calling Blog to curate London’s first Rooftop Street Art Gallery on the top two floors of the multi-storey car park. Transforming an underutilised car park into a vibrant meanwhile space for the community, the gallery has had over 12,000 visitors, viewing over 700 artworks by more than 300 individual artists so far - with more to come!

Thanks a lot to our team at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Rolfe Judd Planning, GIA Surveyors, The Townscape Consultancy and Steer for their hard work, as well as the local residents and community groups who engaged with us throughout the process, supporting the regeneration of this underutilised space. Stay tuned on our website and socials for updates as the project progresses!