Walnuts Shopping Centre
Company type: Commercial development
The Walnuts Shopping Centre represents the core retail offer for Orpington and was acquired in October 2011 in joint venture with clients of WW Advisors together with the adjoining former Job Centre (Crown Buildings). The external market stalls are being consolidated within College Square and Walnut Square is being reconfigured and upgraded. Leasing of the new accommodation is underway.
Planning Permission was granted in June 2014 for the redevelopment of Crown Buildings. The new 65,000 sq ft development will comprise a seven-screen multiplex cinema, three restaurants, a gym and three retail units. Tenants who have already committed to the project include Odeon, Pure Gym and B&M Retail. The development will regenerate the town centre, improve the public realm, compliment The Walnuts retail offer and associated car parking, creating much needed contemporary accommodation to suit modern retailer requirements. Construction commenced in July 2014 with completion expected by the middle of 2015. Development plans are already being worked up for a further phase.
The Walnuts Shopping Centre