Tooley Street Development

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Thursday 27 March 2003 10.38am
Does anyone know what shops/businesses are planning to move into the New Development on Tooley Street next to Ken's place?

Just being nosey....
Thursday 27 March 2003 11.37am
No idea.. but the roadworks are really starting to annoy me!
Thursday 27 March 2003 8.08pm

There's the 5,000 square feet M & S food market in that big black building facing the end of Bermondsey Street. Opening "2003". As yet unbuilt, across a pedestrian square with a water feature and some trees, will be (yet another) hotel.

Then there's Unicorn (kiddies) Theatre further towards Tower Bridge Road.

And then there's another supermarket in the really big (unbuilt) building in the middle of the site. This was going to be on the ground floor of a smaller office block directly on Tooley Street, but the smallish building was too small, so More London moved the supermarket space to the really big (unbuilt) building in the middle of the site. If you want a really big building for you and about 4000 of your office chums, then More London want to hear from you. Then they will purpose-build the really big building that will house the supermarket in the middle of the site.

And there's a whole street of retail (OK, Starbucks and Café Nero) going diagonally from Hays' Galleria towards Palais de Ken. This will create a nice walk through from London Bridge Station to Tower Bridge.

BTW the loony road works are "all TfL's fault" for splitting a straightforward project into three parts with three different contractors.
Thursday 27 March 2003 10.19pm
More Supermarkets? Adele and Rory will be delighted!
Friday 28 March 2003 8.07am
Yet more supermarkets and coffee shops. Why build more supermarket just inside the congestion zone? Surely the object of supermarkets is to encourage people to bulk buy, for which you need a car or a cab. Joined up thinking has lost its adhesive again.
Friday 28 March 2003 8.14am
Those who live in the congestion charge zone still need to shop...

In any case, I suspect the supermarket at More London will be of the Sainsbury's Central type (ie a step up from Sainbury's Local) - not comparable to an out-of-town superstore.

Many (most?) people who live in central London don't have cars and manage to do their supermarket shopping on foot or by public transport.

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