Woolwich is changing rapidly with the arrival of Crossrail due in 2018, spurring major high-density redevelopment and regeneration in the town centre. Woolwich Central is a significant example of this new development and covers an area close to Woolwich Arsenal station.
Phases 1 and 2 of Woolwich Central, a large supermarket and council offices, are now complete. Formation Architects have gained planning consent and been commissioned by Meyer Homes to deliver the final two phases of the development. Phases 3 and 4 combined consist of 804 mixed tenure residential units, and approximately 2,700sqm of commercial (affordable workshops, office and retail and café space) and community space. The overall scheme aims to provide a sustainable mixed-use quarter, a well-landscaped public realm, improve the active frontages and links with the existing area, and reconnect the Woolwich Common Conservation Area to the riverfront.
Phase 3 is a 27 storey landmark tower, triangular in plan, in the heart of the town centre overlooking General Gordon Square, housing 206 private sale residential units and commercial space at ground level.
Phase 4 comprises a cluster of linked buildings of between 11 and 16 storeys in height providing 598 mixed tenured residential units with affordable commercial space and retail at ground and first floor levels. The buildings are arranged to encourage pedestrian access through the site.
Planning Permission Granted October 2017
Client Meyer Homes
Size 804 Mixed Tenure Residential Units, Commercial Space