The Council wrote to residents in June to inform them that the current shopping centre structure and Milford Towers will need to be demolished to enable the complete redevelopment of the shopping centre.

The Council and Catford Regeneration Partnership Ltd (CRPL) are currently seeking to negotiate a deal with local landowners including Tesco to redevelop the town centre to include a new Tesco store, new shopping centre, improved road network, new homes and new public spaces, as well as having the potential to provide new leisure facilities and new office space. This deal forms the commercial basis for the regeneration programme.  Work to gain vacant possession of the site can’t start until the deal is agreed and the funding and all the other approvals necessary for the scheme to proceed are in place.

The Council currently propose to commence demolition of Milford Towers in 2015.

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marcus
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marcus

what do council plan to do with the tenants of milford towers

Mike
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Mike

Towers are bed bug infested and owners are trying to ignore it til they are bought out. The residents are paying the price of denial –

Jordi
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Jordi

I’ve just moved in Milford Towers, I can’t believe they gona demolish it! I gotta move again then! Aaargh!

sarah larcombe
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sarah larcombe

Any one know where a friend Nelson James moved to from milford towers

Helen
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Helen

2015 and no sign of the demolition process! Is it ever going to happen?

Catford Saint
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Catford Saint

So four and a half years after the original article what progress has been made? Some updates from the Council would help…………

Simon B
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Simon B

Without trying to sound pessimistic I think we have to face the facts. The regeneration plan pretty much ended when TFL put the breaks on back in 2013 – the council plan was withdrawn awaiting further direction from TFL with regards positioning of the south circular. This was supposed to take 6 months but to my knowledge nothing has been communicated since either on the south circular or the wider plan to regenerate the shopping centre. Take this article outlining the planned demolition of Millford Towers back in 2011 – well nearly 5 years later one quick glance at rightmove reveals that people are still buying and selling flats there so there’s clearly no plan to take it down… what happened? Why has the council decided to abandon the regeneration?… Read more »

Simon B
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Simon B

I was actually just going to write to the council to ask for an update on the regeneration and noticed the following on their website. Looks like they have been reviewing the TFL feedback on the positioning of the south circular against the impact to the existing plan. Maybe all is not lost after all but it’s moving at a painfully slow pace unfortunately – basically 18 months to assess the impact of the movement of a road. Transport for London South Circular study In August 2014 a Transport for London (TfL) study on re-routing of the A205 in Catford concluded that in broad terms a re-route which sent the road south of Laurence House and removed the southbound gyratory from Rushey Green onto Bromley Road appeared to have benefits… Read more »

Catford Saint
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Catford Saint

I agree; painfully slow is an understatement. I wish our MP would shake things up; someone needs to.

Simon B
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Simon B

Yes agreed – a little more communication and energy from the local MP would be helpful.

They have the cash to regenerate the town but it just needs a driving force to move things on. It’s not like this won’t make a big difference to the local community. Can’t say I’ve ever actually seen a comment from the MP on any of this….