Frequently asked questions

Who is Grosvenor?

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, part of the privately owned Grosvenor Group, creates high-quality places for people to enjoy and which use resources responsibly. Over the last four centuries, we have guided the evolution of some of the world’s most celebrated urban neighbourhoods, including Belgravia, Mayfair and Liverpool city centre.

In Bermondsey, Grosvenor owns the majority of the former Biscuit Factory and Lewisham and Southwark College campus sites, totalling approximately 12 acres. 

You can read more about Grosvenor here.

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When did it buy the sites?

Grosvenor bought both sites in 2013.

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What are its plans for the sites?

Grosvenor’s vision is to create a new part of this neighbourhood, which is fully integrated into Bermondsey, both socially and physically, and is a place where people want to live, work, learn and visit. You can view our final proposals here.

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How will you involve local people in developing plans for the site?

We believe in ongoing dialogue with stakeholders and our local communities. You can read more about our approach to community engagement, and how we will be involving local people in the development of plans for the site here.

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What has Grosvenor been doing in Bermondsey since it bought the sites?

We value long lasting relationships built on loyalty, integrity and trust. These are the foundations of our business. This is why we’ve been spending a lot of time out and about talking to residents, community groups and organisations, but have also set up a community office for people to pop in and say hello.

In addition to spending time getting to know Bermondsey, we have helped establish Compass School Southwark, and brought under used areas of the site back into use by organisations such as Construction Youth Trust and Old Vic New Voices.

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How can I contact Grosvenor?

You can keep up to date via our website here, email us at, or visit us in our community office. Just contact our Community Engagement Manager, Kate Nottidge, via the email address or on 07884738503.

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