Woolwich Riverside House to become artist studios

Riverside House in Woolwich is set to become artist studios after being sold by Greenwich Council in 2017.

The building will see usage as studios for 18 months by Set Space while future plans are drawn up. In November 2018 plans were submitted to convert to 199 flats.

A moving image exhibition series named Office Hours is to be created. When first reading I hoped it would be on an upper floor to enable public access to great views from the top though sadly that’s not the case, as it’ll be located at the entrance lobby. Though public exhibitions elsewhere in the building are possible in future.

It does look a fantastic space to work with panoramic views across London. There will be space for 250 artists plus space for community groups. 250 artists in Woolwich is a major asset for the town, and local business and the council could utilise that talent to improve the town and local areas.

Artists and community groups on site should also bring life to this part of town, and perhaps foster some interesting businesses in the area.

To find out more, including views of the site today click here.



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