Work begins on third Woolwich riverside tower

The concrete core of the next Woolwich tower on the former Waterfront car park site at the Royal Arsenal has now started rising.

With work on the first two of six towers now almost complete, the third tower named Seafarers is starting to rise with the core reaching around the tenth floor.

Work on the basement level and ground floor was carried out alongside the first two towers, so it’s been primed to go for around two years now.

Third tower is located on left of this view facing Woolwich High Street

Greenwich Council sold land to Berkeley Homes all the way back in 2007. The site was the car park of Waterfront leisure centre.

Eventually six towers will be located on site, with the first four having different colour schemes.

Colour scheme of first four towers

The third tower to rise includes commercial space at street level facing Woolwich High Street, but none facing the Thames.

Commercial space in pink

Like it’s neighbouring tower, it’s located so close to the pavement there is no space for a dedicated cycle lane.

The only option is to alter road space, and there’s no plans for that either.

In the meantime the two lane road is often blocked by parked cars and a bus stand.



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    • II do like the look of these towers I must admit with each of the four blocks having a diffrent colour schemes. It will be interesting to see if a colour scheme is applied to the remaining two towers out of the six towers to be built.

      Buildings being built to close to the pavemments are not leaving enough space for people to pass each other safely. Especially as commercial space is to be included in the development.

      This also makes it difficult for partially sighted people, people supported by a guide dogs and parents with buggies. There is also very limited space on these pavements for people who are disabled and use mobility scooters or wheelchairs.

      There is no space for a dedicated cycle lane despite the Government, TFL and Local Authorities wanting local residents to walk cycle and use public transport more.

      I have been trying to think where the buses could possibly stand elsewhere in Woolwich to free up space on this section of road by the new Towers on Woolwiich High Street which as you say John is often blocked by parked cars and buses waiting on the bus stand.

      One possible option would be to extend route 301 to Charlton ahead of the Charlton Riverside development being completed. It is already planned to extend the 301 to Charlton to serve the new developments between Woolwich and Charlton.

      Routes 51 99 386 could possibly stamd on Hare Street or alernatively either route 51 or 386 could stand on Monk Street (behind Sainsburys) stand space allowing with routes 96 and 178..

      For return journeys towards Orpington for route 51 and Blackheath Village for route 386 first bus stop is outside Sainsburys on Calderwood Street. So this option could work.


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