Council eventually got around to admitting that its Lesnes Abbey
went out of business last month which is obviously going to put the already long
delayed £4·2 million regeneration project even further behind schedule, not that they were
alone in being adversely affected. Blakedown was doing
work for Peabody too.
Late it may be but on a rare sunny day this week the park was looking magnificent where Bexley Council had managed to open it up - mainly the Monk’s Garden.
The Visitor Centre may or may not be nearing completion, it’s impossible to get a clear view through the fences and the weeds. Elsewhere the standstill is only too obvious; well maybe not, the pond viewing platform has almost disappeared from view.
See when building started - January 2015
Half a mile away Crossrail progress has been evident daily. The basic structure for Abbey Woods Platform 2 is now complete. The glass canopy is about one third installed and over the past two days the new track has been installed.
As usual a fortnight’s worth of Crossrail pictures has been put on line. Five more weeks and the first train will run through but there is still no sign of the return of a weekend train service. The new track will be used for delivering materials to the first Crossrail track.