Our aspirations

A new heart for Orpington

Thank you for your fantastic and insightful responses so far.

We invite you to review our aspirations to help shape the Walnuts project, which will provide a complementary mix of uses to provide Orpington with all the ingredients for a vibrant town centre. In summary, our aspirations include:

  • New homes for all ages with a significant number of affordable homes
  • An integrated and well-connected town centre
  • A 0.5-acre enlivened town square
  • Over 2 acres of enriched public realm
  • Substantial planting and landscaping encouraging biodiversity

Delivering space for makers, artisans and start-ups

Creating space for community cohesion

Delivering a modern marketplace

  • A variety of shops, restaurants and workplaces designed for local and independent businesses
  • A state-of-the-art leisure centre
  • Making the most efficient use of town centre land in line with National Planning Policy
  • Protecting the Green Belt with homes delivered in the town centre
  • A complementary mix of uses to provide Orpington with all the ingredients for a vibrant town centre

Authentic and boutique

“We need lots of trees, not concrete everywhere.”

Orpington resident

Architecture & Landscape

Our design has evolved to ensure distinct areas of character throughout the site.

We want to create new civic spaces, green connections and exciting places to shop. The Walnuts Shopping Centre presents a once in a generation opportunity to shape the future of Orpington, and we want to work with the local community to help realise its potential.


Key benefits:

  • Open streets for thriving local and independent businesses
  • High-quality public realm with a revitalised Town Square
  • Creating strong links into the High Street
  • Connecting communities and green spaces to Orpington Town Centre
  • A new state of the art leisure centre
  • Providing new homes in the heart of Orpington and protecting the Green Belt
  • Increasing footfall and creating a new Landmark
  • Creating a vibrant and sustainable town centre

Indicative ground floor plan

The Walnuts Shopping Centre, Orpington


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