Greenwich Council have launched a consultation on a forthcoming new leisure centre in Woolwich town centre.
They’ve long planned to sell riverside land where the existing Waterfront sits and move facilities to General Gordon Square.
The consultation is a bit of a non-event really in terms of asking what people want as most is obvious – a pool, gym, sauna etc and I’m sure most people will tick every box.
I’d wager what most want is replicating what already exists, unlike at other sites when facilities have moved such as Greenwich.
More interesting information – such as whether the new development should also include shops and housing as part of a mixed use development – is absent.
This will be a good test of how the authority wants to deal with the housing shortage. Will it finally use Meridian Home Start and direct building to a great degree – possibly cross-subsidised with some market sales rather than sell to a developer who will retain a 20% profit margin?