A consultation is to be held on 4th June into plans for a new development including a 23-storey tower on the Furlongs garage site and Mortgramit Square. You will be able to view plans at the Tramshed on General Gordon Square from 2-9pm.
I took a walk through the development site, which faces both Woolwich High Street and Powis Street, to capture some shots. The site has huge character and the potential is vast. Hopefully much is retained. It’s a forgotten corner of town and feels like stepping back 50 years.
Cobbled winding alleys remain. The early 20th century brick factory and warehouse appearance is incredibly evocative.
Furlong’s have a history in Woolwich dating back at least to 1852, when they were featured in the “Greenwich & Woolwich directory” .
The recently refurbished art deco co-op can be seen directly in front in the image below.
Shops on Powis Street are already closed and boarded up:
Designs for the new tower will be revealed. These images were floating around previously but I’d be very surprised if it’s anything like this.
We’ll find out for sure in a just over a week at the tramshed on 4th June.
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