A plan to construct a hotel has been submitted on a former shop site near Woolwich Arsenal station.
This is the latest plan submitted by landowners. In April 2018 Gold Compass Developments sought to build a housing block. That was revised in July of the same year. Plans were approved in September 2018.
This new plan drops the idea of flats and proposes a hotel. Landowners demolished the Victorian shop on site in recent months.
The site is a tricky one for Greenwich Council. A delayed plan to move Waterfront leisure centre to a site beside General Gordon Square impacts upon prior plans for a holistic approach.
The authority do not own this plot but others around as shown above – and an outline plan for a new leisure centre, homes and shops that was due to be consulted upon which included the site.
Now events have moved on. Approval has been given for a standalone block and the former shop is gone.
The proposed hotel takes some design influence from a locally-listed telephone exchange.
The building is architecturally more interesting than the basic structure proposed previously.
Hotels bring a greater amount of Community Infrastructure Levy income to the council at £100 per square metre compared to £70 for residential (the £40 rate applies to areas to the east):
However, hotel rooms do not bring in money from central Government via the New Homes Bonus scheme.
Click here to view plans.
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