Community Consultation on aspirations for the

Walnuts Shopping Centre, Orpington

We are delighted to present our latest proposals, discuss local aspirations for the centre and give you the chance to influence our plans.

Working with award-winning architects, Benoy, Areli Real Estate will undertake a multi-million-pound investment in Orpington Town Centre. This is a once in a generation opportunity to create a beautiful, vibrant and sustainable town centre.

Come and visit us at our public exhibition and have your say.

We are inviting you to have your say on our aspirations. There are many ways to participate, including:

  • Viewing our aspirations here on our website
  • Responding to our online survey
  • Considering our emerging proposals in person at the Walnuts
  • Writing to us via email or Freepost
  • Speaking to us on the telephone

See our latest consultation newsletter here.


Tikehau Capital acquired Walnuts Shopping Centre in 2019,
and Areli Real Estate is leading the project on behalf of the owners.

In June 2020, Areli invited local residents and businesses to define their problems, dreams and solutions for Orpington Town Centre. Here is a snapshot of what you shared with us:


  • Poor quality retail
  • Absence of greenery
  • Lack of housing
  • Congestion
  • Not attractive to young people
  • Shortage of quality shops
  • Too many coffee shops and restaurants


  • Aspirational town centre
  • Pedestrianised high-street
  • New cycle lanes
  • Larger number of residents
  • More choice of shops
  • Additional greenery
  • Community hub for all ages
  • Better toilet facilities


  • Rebuild the centre
  • Attract independents
  • Pedestrianise the high-street
  • Deliver more cycle lanes
  • Introduce greenery
  • Appeal to young people
  • Invest more money
  • Create a USP for Orpington

Now we have had the opportunity to consider your responses, we are excited to share our emerging proposals for the Walnuts Shopping Centre with you.

  • The vision
  • Aspirations
  • Have your say
  • News

Exhibition boards & feedback form

View our exhibition boards here :

Please give us your feedback :

Please click here to view our images of the proposals

The Walnuts Shopping Centre, Orpington


T: 020 3866 4696

© Areli Real Estate 2020