Upgrades coming to Woolwich Town Centre’s Ordnance Arms pub

Plans are in to upgrade the Ornance Arms in Woolwich Town Centre – otherwise known as O’Conners . The pub is located between Woolwich New Road and Beresford Square.

This scheme would see an upstairs hostel replaced with six flats. The previous hostel was ordered to shut temporarily back in 2016 after 60 beds were found.

Courtesy Google

It’s an imposing building with a turrent on the building’s end. Alongside changes upstairs they’ll be much work carried out below. A hair and beauty shop beside the pub will convert back into pub space.

This allows a greater area for a new kitchen to be installed. A restaurant is mentioned in plans alongside the bar.

A window will be installed here

It’s an ideal spot for a successful business as ever more new homes arrive in the area. It’s location between Woolwich Arsenal DLR / National Rail stations and the forthcoming Elizabeth Line Woolwich station doesn’t hurt either.

Some business are already springing up to take advantage, including a new Vietnamese ViB bar nearby

Is Woolwich slowly but surely returning to the destination town that it was for most of the 20th century until the rot set in?

The planning application is 18/1515/F

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    3 thoughts on “Upgrades coming to Woolwich Town Centre’s Ordnance Arms pub

    • Upgrading the Ordnance Arms Pub in Woolwich Town Centre to provide more pub space with 6 new flats above can only be good for Woolwich has the area continues to be redeveloped. With the Ordnance Arms Located close to Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station and the new Elizabeth Line Station the pub will be handy for local residents and commuters.

    • An actual refurbishment rather than raising to the ground, you shock me. I wonder, however, how many units the developer will squeeze into the space? (Couldn’t view the planning proposal.)

    • When’s all this supposed to be happening? I keep seeing a lot of plans, but no sign of any sort of ball park completion dates…

      It seems like that Boxpark style thing is dead in the water now too which is a massive shame. Getting a bit tired of seeing ideas, but nothing actually being done. The scaffolding on the Equitable has been there for bloody yonks!


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