CBRE Borough Guide 2017: Bromley
Located in London’s south east, Bromley is the largest borough in the capital covering 15,000 hectares. While the North is largely built up and urban, the South consists of a large swathe of green belt land; 60% of Bromley is designated as greenspace. As a result, it is London’s most sparsely populated borough with only 22 people per hectare. This compares with the most densely populated borough of Islington, where 160 people are squeezed into the same area.
Not only are families attracted by the green space, but it also has a relatively high share of outstanding primary schools. It benefits from strong connectivity with 23 train stations, three London overground stations and five Tramlink stops. It is a relatively affluent borough, with above average earnings and a high employment rate.
Good to know:
- St Mark’s Square, in the south of Bromley Town is one of Bromley’s main developments. It will create a new destination and the mixed-use scheme includes a landscaped public plaza, a new cinema, 25,000 sqft of retail space and 200 homes.
- The borough has less than 1,000 residential units under construction.
- The amphitheatre at Church House Gardens has recently been upgraded, and locals can arrange to use it to stage concerts, plays or book readings.
- Crystal Palace Park, a 200 acre English Heritage Grade II listed facility, is undergoing significant regeneration, as part of a five year action plan
- Biggin Hill aerodrome, built in the early 1930s, was the main aerodrome for RAF fighter pilots during the Battle of Britain.