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Below, you can find out all about the local context of this borough's architecture, areas undergoing change and projects under construction.
Bexley's location at the heart of the Thames Gateway, Europe's largest regeneration initiative, is helping to secure significant new investment in housing, jobs, community infrastructure and the environment. Bexley will play its part in making London a sustainable place, whilst retaining the character of its towns and neighborhoods and securing a strong, sustainable and cohesive community. Accessible new jobs and homes will be provided, along with infrastructure (including facilities and services). Bexley’s suburban identity will remain, including its natural environment and historical features. People will have the opportunity for a better quality of life, including improved health and wellbeing.
Priorities for regeneration and creating sustainable communities include:
Bexley benefits from an attractive environment with extensive open space including a long waterfront with access to the River Thames and River Cray, and a strong network of green links. Bexley also has a strong heritage offer in Danson House, Hall Place, Crossness Beam Engine House, Lesnes Abbey and Red House, many of which can be seen during Open House London weekend, and a range of quality sports clubs and arts colleges. Here is a link to an overview of local attractions in Bexley
The Regeneration of the former Town Hall and library site in Crayford is underway and will give a major boost to the town centre. The scheme will include around 180 new homes, a new library, modern community facility, restaurant, health centre and shops, delivered in two phases. It will also feature an attractive new town square, designed with landscaping and public art features to create a vibrant focal point and meeting place for the local community.