Developer seeks locals’ views on Aylesham Shopping Centre redevelopment

News Desk (16 November, 2016) Regeneration

New centre could offer new shops, leisure facilities and homes

13235The Aylesham Shopping Centre in Rye Lane, Peckham

A property developer looks set to redevelop the Aylesham Shopping Centre in Peckham, after announcing it is seeking locals’ views.

Tiger Developments Ltd has said it hopes to “potentially deliver a bigger and better Morrisons store and a new retail centre including a mix of shops and leisure uses that will complement the existing town centre”.

The company – which is handling the development on behalf of the centre’s owner BlackRock – will host a ticket-only public meeting next Wednesday November 23 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Rye Lane Baptist Church.

A press release from the company added: “The site could also help create new routes through the town centre as well as spaces for small and medium sized businesses, community facilities and private, affordable new homes.”

The News reported in February that 1,000 homes could be built on a 20-storey development. But a spokesperson for Tiger Developments has since said it is reviewing the number of homes that will be available, and that this is a topic it wishes to discuss with residents.

A petition by community group Peckham Vision with 3,000 signatures was handed into Southwark Council earlier this year. Its member Eileen Conn said people were demanding that any new scheme would not “ruin the view from the Peckham rooftops that are now iconic.”

Space for the workshop event hosted by Tiger is limited to 50 attendees, due to the size of the venue, with tickets allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Discussion will also be led by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

Tickets can be reserved by visiting theayleshamcentre.eventbrite.co.uk or calling 0800 307 7562.  Tiger Developments adds that more workshops may be scheduled depending on demand.

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