The final blocks to be built at the former site of Greenwich District Hospital are almost complete with residents expected to move in from spring/summer this year.
The site feels right at home with excessive clutter on pavements. Why have one item of street furniture when three will do?
Residents moving in should provide a boost to Greenwich Leisure Centre which has struggled in recent times. The centre is located within the first stage of this development. Those buildings had flammable cladding panels which are only now being removed.
The new blocks follow on from stage 1 in adopting a pretty drab, grey colour palette.
New blocks surround a courtyard providing space for residents in 325 flats. On the exterior, grey cladding is broken up by brown brick:
There’s also a green wall on part of the frontage:
Ironically these new flats will add to pressures at the hospital which replaced that on this site until 2001 in Woolwich. It’s had a number of “code black” incidents over the winter.
Since the hospital closed London’s population has risen by two million. Greenwich’s looks like this from 2011 to 2016:
It’s far from the only development completing in coming months. As I covered yesterday, so is the final block at River Gardens beside the Thames.