Added on: 1st July, 2020 by O1
Walnut Shopping Centre owner's operating partner invite Orpington residents and businesses to share their problems, dreams and solutions for our town centre.
The regeneration of the Walnuts Shopping Centre represents an exciting opportunity to provide an improved range of facilities and much needed new homes, bringing
both high quality design and more vitality to the heart of Orpington town centre.
The shopping centre was bought last year by new owners Tikehau Capital and their operating partner is Areli Real Estate. Rob Tincknell from Areli has committed to working closely with the local community to shape the future.
He said, “ We are really excited that this is Orpington’s chance to respond to the challenges and create a more vibrant town centre, setting a benchmark. Over the coming months, we look forward to engaging closely with the local community to create a shared Vision.”
Have your say
The community planning process has restarted following the postponement of the planned Walnuts Community Planning Weekend last March and you are invited to share your problems, dreams and solutions for the town centre.
You can do this by CLICKING HERE to view the background exhibition and complete the online form by Friday 31 July 2020.
Comments will be assessed and summarised, then shared with the project team and fed back to the community over the summer.
By the end of the summer it is hoped a rescheduled Walnuts Shopping Centre Community Planning Weekend will take place, to create a vision for the shopping centre and its relationship with the wider town. There will be a range of ways for the community to participate and the latest Government guidelines on safety will be followed. More information will be available in the coming weeks.
Following the creation of the new Vision, Areli's plan will be to continue consulting with the community as proposals are worked up for the regeneration of the shopping centre, with the aim of submitting a planning application in 2021.