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Redevelopment set to commence


Boutique property developer Life Less Ordinary has confirmed that work to bring 40 new homes to Orpington High Street as part of a new mixed use development will begin in April.

Located in the heart of the town centre, the tired old building sandwiched between Orpington GPO and Pato Lounge - formerly home to Poundworld, will be demolished, making way for luxury apartments.

Owners of Bar & Kitchen Orpington GPO have already been confirmed as the tenant for the the ground floor commercial unit.

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Director of Life Less Ordinary, Rinay Chawda, said:

“Orpington offers the perfect mix of being just 15 minutes from central London by train, whilst also on the outskirts of North Kent. Its high street is a bustling mix of restaurants and bars with much of its retail offer currently subject to investment and regeneration. This development will not only bring much-needed new homes to the area, but also contribute to that ongoing regeneration.

“Our plans will deliver 40 standout homes across a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments each benefitting from bespoke German kitchens, stylish bathrooms and their own private balconies, together with shared landscaped amenity space.”

Orpington 1st Executive Director, Chris Travers, commented, "we're really pleased to see this project moving forward; it's a positive sign of continued investment in the high street. The current premises is widely regarded as somewhat of an eyesore and this redevelopment will provide a huge improvement aesthetically, whilst the addition of quality new homes and a proven commercial operator will benefit the local economy."

Life Less Ordinary anticipates a build programme of 18 months with sales being launched during Summer 2024.

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