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Greenwich riverside spot sees plan for new-build

A small building near Greenwich power station could be replaced if plans submitted to Greenwich Council are approved.

The current building is so anonymous I can’t ever recall paying attention despite passing it thousands of times.

The site, at 11-15 Highbridge Wharf, is in an extremely sensitive spot given the location by numerous listed buildings.

The site has seen two revisions after talks with Greenwich planners, and earlier drafts appears to retain the bottom two floors of the existing building. The applications seeks office space at the ground floor and 5 x 1 bed flats above.

The developer claims they cannot compromise any further without making the scheme unviable, and state:  “Whilst we understand the Council’s concerns
for the massing, we are in a position where we cannot give any more ‘space’ around the development than what is contained in this application.”

They also state: “to not exceed the height of the existing building on the eastern edge has added a ‘constraint too far’.”

Click here to view the application.

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3 Comments

  1. CDT

    Are there other housing developments on Highbridge Wharf already?

  2. tony g

    no chance of approval there – think of all heritage assets etc…

  3. CDT

    Thanks Tony, that is what I was thinking there is so much heritage along the river that has formed a large part of the maritime history in the Borough of Greenwich.

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