Charlton flats approach completion – at long last

A block of flats in Charlton along Woolwich Road is finally nearing completion after an extremely long build.

Peabody’s block appeared to hit a number of problems – and even now the finish isn’t great with scaffolding removed.

Still not finished. Cheap corner balcony treatment.

Last November it was revealed that a two-bed flat was priced at high as £637,500.

Don’t raise an eyebrow; views of Sainsburys car park and a busy road come at a premium.

Block beside car park

Peabody’s website gets the number of planned homes wrong locally. They state 5,000. It’ll be over 8,000.

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The block was originally supposed to be taller:

Original plan deemed too tall

The block includes 73 flats in total.

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John Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

4 thoughts on “Charlton flats approach completion – at long last

  • June 30, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    You’re missing the spectacular view of Makro’s delivery yard and bakery, surely that’s worth a penny or two.

  • July 1, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Does the architect expect to be short listed for the RIBA Carbuncle prize. I would nominate the block for the crossword puzzle design of the cladding. Weird to say the least. Peabody, this will lower the exorbitant price quoted for apartments.

  • September 29, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Hello John Smith, Just recently found your blog and think it wonderful and informative. Keep up the good work. I am due to move in to Valley House as one of it tenants. I was informed of this in April 2021 and as of today 29/09/2021 we have still not moved in. I have of course chased Peabody and they tell me that ” “The Scheme is still delayed and we have still not taken hand over of it. There are construction and legal issues which are currently being addressed and should be sorted out soon.” It took a very long time to build and now its taking even longer to for tenants to move in :(. Very sad state of affairs really. I just want to be housed.


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