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Plans to demolish Sidcup Klinger factory go to council next week

PUBLISHED: 09:30 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:12 19 April 2017

Klinger Factory Sidcup

Klinger Factory Sidcup

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The building was first built in the 1930s

Plans to demolish most of the long-abandoned Klinger Factory in Sidcup are set to go to a council meeting next week.

Council planning documents reveal the majority of the building on Edgington Way could be demolished and redeveloped to become an industrial park.

Most of the building’s Grade II listed clock tower and wings on either side are expected to remain untouched, except the potential demolition of the internal floors and rear walls of the listed wings.

Chancerygate bought the listed building from Ikea last year for an undisclosed amount, and is hoping to replace the buildings behind the clock tower with 13 industrial units, each accompanied with a mezzanine, along with a two-storey commercial and storage unit built to the east of the existing building.

The existing building is expected to be used for personal and business storage, while the other industrial units remain up for grabs on the firm’s website.

Duncan Lamb from the company explained work on the new units could start in the summer.

He said: “Dependent on us getting planning permission we could get on site in the summer, and works like this normally take a year to 14 months, so the development could be finished by summer 2018.

“If approved it will help bring back a site that’s stood redundant for some time now, and help generate local employment.”

The building dates back to 1937, when engineering firm Richard Klinger Ltd built the factory, it was later sold to pipe-company Trouvay & Cauvain before being closed in the 1990s.

Since then Tesco and Ikea have toyed with the idea of building stores on the site, but have seen plans turned down, while in 2013, the building’s landmark clock tower was ravaged by fire.

The plans will be discussed at a Bromley council planning meeting on Tuesday, April 25, but have already been listed as “acceptable in principle” according to council documents.

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