Another Greenwich housing block now underway
Work is proceeding on a new block of flats at the junction of Norman Road and Greenwich High Road.
Piling is complete in places with a concrete floor in place. Expect to see it rising shortly.
This block replaces a post-war office block that bit the dust earlier this year.
It’s opposite the North Pole pub and close to a Thames Tideway worksite. I thought these roadworks were to improve the streets for new residents but it appears to enable easier access for Thames Tideway construction vehicles:
Norman Road is already closed due to tunnel works which has also seen the Ha’Penny Hatch reduced in width.
There will be 63 flats in a block topping out at 12 floors.
Of 63 flats, just one is social housing.
As for Section 106 income, £63,000 is going towards GLLaB. Nothing is allocated to improve the local area which includes the crumbling (literally) Thornham Street estate at the other end of Norman Road.
There’s another block underway on Greenwich High Road but for the life of me I’m struggling to know what it is. I don’t think I’ve ever covered it and searching Greenwich’s Planning Portal draws a blank.