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Benoy to deliver new dynamic new town centre for Orpington, UK

Benoy is to deliver a new masterplan and architectural scheme for Orpington town centre in Kent. Centering on the town’s Walnut’s Shopping Centre, the project will deliver an elegant, vibrant and sustainable town centre, offering an improved range of facilities and acting as a community and cultural hub for locals and tourists alike.

The scheme includes a number of key elements: 

– New homes for all ages with a significant number of affordable homes

– An integrated and well-connected town centre

– A 0.5‑acre enlivened town square

– Over two acres of enriched public realm

– Substantial planting and landscaping encouraging biodiversity

– A state-of-the-art leisure centre

Initial designs reveal an elegant streetscape which aims to attract a vibrant mix of independent retailers and businesses, making for a thriving day and night-time economy and a welcoming community hub. 

An improved pedestrian and cyclist experience will encourage a greener, more sustainable community lifestyle alongside refreshed green spaces and public realm. 

Together, these elements will bring new energy and vitality to Orpington, ensuring its future prosperity for generations to come.