Work on new homes at Sunbury Street in Woolwich is nearing completion on the former site of a care home.
I first covered plans for the site way back in December 2015, when proposals for 48 homes first emerged.
It took until 2019 for demolition work to commence – covered here – before construction begun which is now all but complete.
Shared ownership equates to a 3-bed flat costing £525,000.
Yellow brick remains from the previous care home:
Exterior brickwork on the new build is covered in efflorescence, which if you don’t know is that staining effect often seen at new builds.
The cause is water mixing with masonry causing salt build up on the surface.
There are various ways to remove it, though some developers do not always do so.
The site has good public transport links being just a five minute walk to Woolwich Dockyard station – though sadly Thameslink do not stop there. Originally they said it was as it couldn’t take 12-carriage trains, then decided only 8-carriage trains would run on the line.
They still do not stop. With more homes coming in the area – including Mast Quay towers and Morris Walk estate rebuild pressure will probably grow to stop, though I expect Thameslink want to retain timetable padding.