Catford Greyhound Stadium succumbed to the bulldozers after closing nearly a decade ago but the derelict south London site will soon play host to almost 600 homes.
Barratt Developments is in pole position to lead the £50 million redevelopment, creating nearly 1200 jobs and 589 flats and houses, according to Construction News. Reports the Evening Standard
The track opened in 1932 and ran races for more than 70 years, but attendances went into decline following the legalisation of betting shops. The site was acquired by English Partnerships, predecessor to the Homes and Communities Agency, from Network Rail and the National Greyhound Association in 2004.
Hyde Housing Association and Countryside Properties gained permission for the redevelopment in 2009, but the scheme was shelved. The revived project should be complete at the end of 2017. Barratt, understood to be finalising the deal with the Greater London Authority, declined to comment.