An empty shop unit on Powis Street in Woolwich will become an event space as part of a multi-million pound project to increase the town’s appeal.
The council are seeking groups looking to utilise the unit located near Hare Street.
This being Greenwich Council, the thought of actually telling us exactly what unit to gauge the size didn’t seem to appear and isn’t in the online news story.
Woolwich is seeing a number of other projects including a scheme to renovate Powis Street and Beresford Square from the Future High Streets fund which is seeing £17.2 million spent.
Click here to view details on that. There’s some great ideas including a new café and event space by the Royal Arsenal Gatehouse which has never been utilised to its full potential since it ceased to be the main Arsenal entrance.
Beresford Square never really worked out after it’s last multimillion upgrade, in contrast to General Gordon Square which has generally proved a popular space.
The idea of an area for night entertainment never panned out.
A new leisure centre is also on the way, and the Woolwich Works creative district is due to open in September, though a council regeneration scrutiny meeting this week appeared to confirm substantial cost increases are likely.
It was budgeted at £32 million though figures as high as £50 million were mentioned. We won’t discover the total increase until late September.
There is also no confirmed plan to return the borough’s archives and Heritage Centre after it was evicted to make way for the creative district.
Greenwich Council have been contacted for comment regarding exactly which unit is planned for the space.