Investors and businesses come together at investment event
Published Thursday, 20 November 2014
Investors and developers came together last week at a networking event as the council launched its latest development plans.
Established Bromley businesses were also in attendance as the private and public sectors were brought together to launch the latest edition of Bromley’s sponsored investment magazine.
The new edition of ‘Invest Bromley’ outlines existing developments in the borough including the landmark £90 million cinema-led scheme at St Mark’s Square, which also includes restaurants, a new hotel, public space and car park. Plans for a boutique 4* Hotel and new restaurants are underway at the Grade II listed Old Town Hall and significant improvements and expansion by Intu (the Glades) shopping centre, which has already welcomed new retailers including the White Stuff, Hema, Smiggle and Carluccio’s. The magazine also features a detailed study of Bromley’s connectivity benefits, housing plans and achievements in Bromley town centre.
“We are keen to use every opportunity to engage and forge stronger links with Bromley’s growing development and investment community. We’re excited about the future with St Mark’s Square well on its way to completion and our Bromley North Village improvements already welcoming new retailers to the town, with much more still to come. This launch event has showcased the compelling opportunities still available in Bromley town centre and elsewhere in the borough” said Councillor Stephen Carr, Leader of Bromley Council.
The business community also heard about ongoing developments around the borough and other available opportunities. This follows news that Bromley has been named the most attractive place in London for small businesses to trade. Upcoming developments around the borough include a mixed use scheme in Orpington which will include a hotel, 7 screen cinema and retail units and plans for a £3.2 million public realm improvement scheme in Beckenham town centre.
Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal and Recreation added: “Bromley is already home to many successful businesses and we are keen to build on this and attract new businesses and developers. We have much to offer given our investment opportunities, proximity to Central London, transport links, a beautiful and safe environment, great shopping centres and an educated workforce.”
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