The emerging proposals are set to create a new high quality mixed-use development bringing major benefits to the local area.

The proposal includes:

  • A new Sainsbury’s supermarket
         48,000 sq ft net
  • Over 200 high quality private
         and affordable homes
  • An 80-100 bed hotel
  • Start-up business
  • Early Years/ nursery provision
  • A new public square

The Cross Quarter Partnership is proposing a mixture of uses to regenerate the former Nexans site and adjacent land, and adjacent Gallions site, both of which currently lie
derelict and closed to the public.

The Cross Quarter Partnership has signed an agreement with Sainsbury’s who will occupy a new supermarket to anchor the scheme. The supermarket will provide more choice and convenience for the residents of Abbey Wood, which is currently poorly served by large supermarkets. Importantly, the supermarket not only brings major employment opportunities but also provides the catalyst and funding for the other key elements of the scheme such as the new public square, start-up units and the new Early Years education facility.

Pedestrian routes will be improved and, together with the new Crossrail station, provide a strong linkage with the eixsting shops and business on Wilton Road and Felixstowe Road so that Abbey Wood as a whole becomes a stronger and more attractive centre for both existing and new residents and businesses alike.

In addition, the scheme will generate over £125m of value into the local economy over the next 10 years and once completed, will create over 500 full and part time employment opportunities. In addition, during the construction phase alone, some 400 jobs
will be created.