Thanks for the link to your thread, the tip about the centre ball joint nut will certainly come in handy I'm sure. It's also reminded me I forgot to order a ball joint splitter, off to eBay!
I don't think I'll have an issue with the "lollipop" bushes as the ones I've bought are already pressed into the housing - I decided against getting poly bushes so went for standard pre-built Meyle ones (here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190716951815
). The existing ones don't look like they've deteriorated to me but I did get an advisory on the last MOT so figured I'd replace them any way.
I'll keep this thread updated with my progress, hopefully everything will have arrived by next week.