Plans have been submitted for 492 homes at the former Siemens factory site on the Woolwich and Charlton borders.
The submission, which some media sources are incorrectly labelling as in Greenwich, is for a site branded as Faraday Works which contains a number of locally listed buildings. The factory was regarded as being in Woolwich when built though some now state Charlton? Leave a comment below as to what is correct.
Many existing buildings are not in good condition. In regards to this new application, so far all we have to go on are some glossy images and the nitty-gritty of details are absent given planning documents are not yet available. As soon as they are, I’ll delve through them to get the juicy details and write a follow-up post.
First drafts for this site saw 370 homes which was then revised up to 520. This final submission is a slight downwards revision to 492. U&I were seeking to demolish one locally listed building at 37 Bowater Road.
The developer has recently been sponsoring Greenwich Council awards. A large number of developers sponsor awards. Even the college is planning a big rebuild of their Plumstead campus including 320 new homes – which I exclusively covered before Christmas. British Land now own much of Woolwich Town Centre.
Back to Charlton, and Siemens Electrical Works occupied the site from the late 1800’s until the 1960’s. In recent years it has been home to hundreds of art studios.
The recently opened Thames Path Quietway cycle lane runs through the site:
Many buildings will be restored or substantially altered if renders offer a guide – but as said detailed documents are not yet available.
A brief history of Siemens’s site can be found here. If you havn’t been to the area then do go for a wander. It’s stuffed full of character and located directly next to the Thames Barrier. I took a look at the area and wrote about it here.
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