Bromley Council Confirm Purchase of New Civic Centre at Churchill Court

August 3, 2023

Bromley Council has finalized the purchase of its future headquarters, the modern, purpose-built office space at Churchill Court, formerly occupied by Direct Line Group. This move presents a remarkable, once-in-a-generation opportunity for the Council to secure ideal premises for its operations.

The Council’s purchase of the Churchill Court offices follows the announcement made in May that contracts had been exchanged with the Direct Line Group. The completion of the purchase paves the way for a phased migration of the Council’s staff and services from Stockwell Close to the new headquarters.

The Leader of Bromley Council, Councillor Colin Smith, expressed immense excitement about the move. The modern facilities at Churchill Court not only offer the Council a fresh working environment but also present the opportunity to foster stronger working relationships with key partner agencies, potentially located in the same premises. This integrated approach to collaborative work is expected to result in significant financial savings by eliminating the need for redevelopment of the current Civic Centre to adapt to modern working practices.

Discussions are currently underway with several partners, particularly those in health services. Among the early successes that Councillor Smith was pleased to share is the early opening of the new Health and Wellbeing Centre at Churchill Court, originally slated for the former ‘Adventure Kingdom’ building.

The transition from Stockwell Close to Churchill Court isn’t without its emotional impact. The Council will ensure that the Grade II historically listed Bishops Palace, along with the green space behind it, will be appropriately preserved. This public park will continue to be a place of leisure for locals and visitors alike.

The projected proceeds from the sale of other buildings on the existing campus will be used to finance the purchase of the new headquarters. This strategic move is a significant milestone in Bromley Council’s efforts to modernise its working practices and infrastructure while preserving its historical heritage. The move promises to offer both fiscal savings and a significant boost to collaborative initiatives in the future.

For any enquiries, please contact Andrew Rogers, Head of Public Affairs at Borough of Bromley on 020 8461 7670 or email