Woolwich Mast Quay towers take shape

Two towers under construction near Woolwich ferry have started to have cladding applied in recent weeks.

These blocks are relics from a prior age – albeit only around the Millennium when the plans were first drawn up. Development hell ensued, and so 20 years old designs are now appearing pretty much unchanged.

And it’s evident with small, square windows so beloved at the time – though not by residents owing to little natural light.

The blocks’ colour scheme of orange and grey – also seen on neighbouring towers – is evident, though this time instead of renders we see panels attached to the exterior.

The roof is another tell-tale sign these blocks were drawn up around 20 years ago.

Render of completed tower

Once complete the Thames path will reopen. The river wall collapsed during the long period of inactivity on site and needed repair.

Here’s a few more images taken recently:

There will be 204 flats in total – of which less than 15 per cent are “affordable”.

As a private renter with a young family, the cost of living is extremely high.

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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.

One thought on “Woolwich Mast Quay towers take shape

  • September 27, 2021 at 6:03 am

    Excellent photography John.

    I cannot believe it was around 20 years ago these plans were first drawn up for this development where does time go?

    Less than 15% affordable homes on Woolwich Mast Quay development is not enough. why do developments get passed by Local Authorities with so few affordable homes.

    Larger developments consisting of several blocks of flats should only have planning permission passed if one block is set a side for affordable homes and at locally affordable rents for local people with rents capped by the Local Authority to ensure they remain affordable.


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