Plans for new shops and commercial spaceat Woolwich’s Royal Arsenal site will be decided tomorrow by Greenwich Council.
Developers are seeking permission to revise earlier plans and extend the amount of space within Building 10 located near to the forthcoming Elizabeth Line station. A new mezzanine level is proposed alongside opening up one end of the building and creating a colonnade.
Earlier plans controversially gave permission to build housing on one side above the listed building which formerly housed a market. 121 flats are included.
Those housing plans are not changed under this scheme. Some local people complained the height of the block built above greatly harmed natural light into adjoining buildings to the north.
Whilst most new builds on the site have long been contained within a masterplan – this block had not.
It was proposed after Berkeley Home’s backed away from demolishing a listed building next door – named Building 11 or the Officer’s House – after this website revealed plans. A taxi rank was planned instead:
Instead the building will be renovated:
Building 11 will also provide commercial space at ground floor level and new homes above.
Berkeley argued the costs of conversion was high and so required a block to be built above Building 10.
All Section 106 income from Berkeley Homes to Greenwich Council from revised plans is going, where else, to GLLaB again. No improved parks, estates or much else in the more deprived parts of Woolwich once again.
Click here to read the report at tomorrows meeting.
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