A forthcoming Greenwich hotel which stood as a derelict shell for years has now seen work resume as it heads towards completion.
Brickwork is now visible on parts of the hotel, which is located on Tunnel Avenue beside the Blackwall Tunnel approach.
The hotel was to be an Ibis though funding fell through. In 2019 Radisson revealed they are taking on the site which will be under their Red branding aimed at younger travellers.
One obvious draw for Radisson with the site is proximity to the o2 as well as the forthcoming Design District.
While some work has been carried out at a nearby junction used by visitors to access nearby attractions, it’s still far from a pedestrian friendly area. This is the pedestrian crossing that will be needed by hotel guests to reach the o2. Welcome to Greenwich!
And then onto this beneath the o2. Lots of clutter, dark and dingy:
Pedestrians are an afterthought at best in this area.
The other way to reach the o2 or new venue Magazine from the hotel would be walking along Tunnel Avenue.
It’s not a good deal better. The image below shows proximity of this hotel to the junction below the Blackwall Tunnel approach:
As far as I’m aware there’s no plans to work on this entire area. The focus now is on the next junction east along the A102 but that’s doesn’t solve other problem areas and impediments to pedestrians such as that shown above.