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Green light for Langley Court regeneration scheme

Thu 23 August 2012, 2:28 pm

Bromley Council has given planning permission for the 150 million transformation of the former Glaxo Smith Kline site at Langley Court in Beckenham.

The scheme, proposed by developer Altessen, will create up to 179 new homes with facilities including a medical surgery, Sports Academy, village green and cycle paths.

Altessen, a joint venture between Altyon and Essential Land, has been given the green light for their proposed scheme to redevelop the 10.6ha site.

Martin Bellinger, partner at Essential Land said: “Through a combination of community-led planning and consultation via social media, we’ve been able to make plans to provide an excellent redevelopment scheme for the local people of Beckenham.

"A mix of houses will be provided including many affordable units, all set out in a landscaped setting which will aim to create a strong community feel.”

There will be a total of 64 three to four bed houses, 36 five bed houses and 25 six bed houses. 36 apartments are proposed with a mixture of two and three bedrooms. The development will also comprise 79 affordable units with 46 affordable rent and 33 shared ownership in a mix of one, two and three bed units.

A minimum of 20% of the residential and non-residential car parking spaces will be provided with Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP’s).

The site which had been used for pharmaceutical research and development since the 1920’s, is currently occupied by laboratories and offices.

Approximately 45 unoccupied and disused buildings are associated with the Glaxo Smith Kline site and many are beyond economic reuse or conversion.

Developers hope to start work on the scheme this summer with completion expected in 2015.

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