Essential Land, in partnership with our Joint Venture Partners, has acquired the final 28 acre Beckenham GlaxoSmithKline land holding and will transform it into a high quality mixed use development providing employment, residential, leisure and community facilities.

Acting as Development Managers, Essential Land’s vision is to bring the site back into vibrant and sustainable use, through a mixed use regeneration project. This will deliver a balanced and complimentary mixture of employment, leisure, residential, community and other uses across the site, whilst preserving and enhancing the existing site’s trees and greenery, by creating ample green areas including community open space in the form of a cricket pitch and pavilion.

The ambition for the employment uses is to create between 100 – 200 jobs on the site, many ideal for local people and those seeking walk to work or for part time work opportunities. The range of employment uses may include affordable office accommodation, community or care provision. All will be housed in high quality buildings located on the site.

Planning submission for the site is anticipated to be held in late 2011, following comprehensive community consultation at every stage between the developers, planners, local people and businesses. This will include an exhibition of ideas and opportunities for local people where they can discuss their aspirations and opinions.