Decathlon becomes modern pentathlon

The Decathlon store in Surrey Quays is much-loved by Brockley Central readers. With the site being redeveloped, the shop's fate is probably of far more interest to you than any other aspect of the massive regeneration. So, we're happy to bring you this report from BCer Fintan:

"Half of Decathlon Surrey Quays has been demolished and what used to be there has been squashed into a remodelled remaining half. complete with mezzanine floor to accommodate some of the more exotic sports."

"Talking to the staff they said bof, but they were French. Others said that the store would be moving back into the building that will be built on the cleared site and then this half would be demolished and rebuilt. So we will not have to schlep over to Croydon for sporting odds and sodds even an on an interim basis."

8 comments:

sergei said...

Wow. Had no idea folk from brockley got this far ... out of brockley!

AliAliAfro said...

A whole 2 stops on the Overground!

Mark Racz said...

The Sports Direct not good enough to buy socks and running shoes?

Headhunter said...

If that's all you need.... Decathlon has a lot more - anything from badminton rackets to skiing gear to kendo swords.... It used to be absolutely huge - 2 enormous warehouse size spaces. Anyway Sports Direct is owned by that evil zero hours guy....

terrencetrentderby said...

Surrey Quays is technically part of Greater Brockley, lebensraum for the masses.

shed said...

Sports direct's only use is cheap crocs for kids that outgrow them or lose them every 10 seconds. Plus what headhunter said about mr sports direct fat evil man

Mark Racz said...

you can get more than that from SD. Not defending it, just pointing out there's a local solution. I never thought Brockley sports enthusiasts are so ethical in terms of where they buy from. And the zero-hour thing is just one layer, don't forget most sports equipment (no matter the retailer) is made in substandard factories in the third world.

Headhunter said...

Decathlon is streets and streets ahead of something like Sports Direct in terms of proper sports equipment. In my mind SD is a teen trainer and T shirt type place, OK it has a bit of cycling gear, a cricket bat here and there and footballs but other than that IME it's all mass appeal track suits, shorts, and trainers. Decathlon has anything from canoes to bikes to tents to snowboards to karate gear etc etc etc...


Also Decathlon is hardly much farther away than SD - the nearest SD AFAIK is in Lewisham?


SD is certainly no ethical employer but as you say sports manufacturers may be no better and not sure how Decathlon employs its staff - prob zero hours too, to be honest....

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