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