The Architects’ Journal has featured our recently submitted London project: Woolwich Central, a mixed-use, mixed tenure scheme that will provide 804 new homes above, 2,700m² retail, community and office space and a new public square.
The scheme includes a 27 storey triangular landmark tower which offers communal space for residents within its 3-storey crown.
Part of a wider regeneration of the area, Michael Richter, director at Formation Architects, said: ‘Woolwich Central is the kind of urban project which fascinates us: the central urban location, the varying scales and juxtapositions, layers of history. We hope that the proposed quarter with a new public square at its heart, significant improvements to the public realm and the triangular landmark tower with its elegant articulation, will over time become an integral part of the urban and social fabric of Woolwich.’
Woolwich is changing rapidly with the arrival of Crossrail due in 2018, spurring major high-density redevelopment in the town centre and along the riverfront. The 27-storey tower is designed to mark the town centre of Woolwich against the backdrop of new highrise developments at the periphery. Links with the existing area will aid to reconnect the Woolwich Common Conservation Area to the River front.
James Moody, Managing Director, Meyer Homes, said:
“The portfolio acquired from Tesco could deliver over 4,000 new homes in London. We are working closely with a number of London boroughs and the GLA to create vibrant places to live and work. This latest proposal for Woolwich will rebalance the town at a time of change being brought about by the new Elizabeth Line and other exciting projects that will deliver new retail, cinemas and leisure facilities.”
Jamie Pearson, Land and Planning Director, said:
“We are proud to be involved in the development of this key site in central Woolwich, an area of London undergoing rapid change. The delivery of Woolwich Central on this vacant site will provide much-needed residential and commercial space. Following extensive consultation with the local community, the development will also include affordable workspace, offering premises for local businesses. The scheme includes carefully landscaped pedestrian routes across the site, linking to Love Lane, helping to knit the new development together with the surrounding urban fabric.”