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Great developer rebrandings, number 1: ‘Kidbrooke Village’

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Photo taken in Tudway Road, Ferrier Estate, Kidbrooke, SE3, yesterday.

It’s a long way from the City, and it’s not in SE9 (and it’s a rum old do when you want to abandon the prime SE3 postcode for something else), and it’s never felt like a village. If Kidbrooke did have a village, wouldn’t it be further north, by the church on Kidbrooke Park Road?

But one day, maybe one day…

4:45PM UPDATE:
Adam goes looking for the Kidbrooke Village atmosphere.

Written by Darryl

9 February, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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  1. Being hardsold on Spotify at the moment.

    Sven Ellis

    9 February, 2011 at 2:59 pm

  2. I’ve heard about this – I don’t listen to Spotify enough, I’d love to hear the ads!

    Darryl

    9 February, 2011 at 3:15 pm

  3. When the ‘urban village’ as once understood is dead or in very precarious health, developers revive the term for the new: ‘Kidbrooke Village’, ‘Greenwich Village West’ etc.

    Otter

    9 February, 2011 at 4:26 pm

  4. I had to do a double take as my poor eyesight read KY first. D’oh. I live in Plum Stead Village

    Plummy Mummy

    9 February, 2011 at 7:13 pm

  5. I trust Berkeley Homes don’t pay the bill for the advertising boards with SE9 on them. This brochure on their website – http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/media/pdf/2/g/20652-KC_Commercial_6pp_v3.pdf – clearly puts KV in SE3. Doesn’t it all look attractive? I’m almost tempted.

    valley_girl

    9 February, 2011 at 10:15 pm

  6. Kidbrooke Village is divided between SE9 and SE3.

    The City Point area and Sutcliffe Park is within SE9.

    The Blackheath Quarter, Meridian Gate and Capital Plaza areas are within SE3.
    :)

    MK

    28 March, 2011 at 7:13 pm

  7. The sign was taken in Tudway Road, SE3. I do wonder how the people of Eltham Green feel about being co-opted into “Kidbrooke Village”…

    Darryl

    28 March, 2011 at 9:46 pm


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