A number of plans for smaller buildings across east Greenwich are either approved or under consideration. Most are pretty small scale and I never really felt warranted a dedicated post, so here’s a little round-up. Firstly, the small apartment block seen above is going before the Greenwich planning board next week. Twelve flats are located above a ground floor retail unit. The site is currently a single story unit used as a cycle shop.
The building beside the cycle shop was itself rebuilt over the past year or two. The former two-storey building became four with flats above two shop units. Over the other side of the junction is another proposal at the site of Greenwich social club. Plans here see a replacement social club at street level and 18 flats above.
These developments follow others in the vicinity of a major junction, including the large Greenwich Centre and The Peltons. Despite all this little effort has been made to improve the junction, pedestrian safety nor improve the attractiveness of the area. A bit of creativity and modest investment could produce some real short term improvements whilst long term plans are drawn up.
Also planned for East Greenwich are 33 student flats behind the old library site on Denham Street, as seen here:
This is separate to plans for students flats behind the old fire station. The fire station building was recently renovated.
And still the dreary Iceland building hangs on in there. Hopefully this is next for demolition and rebuilding.