A look at the site of 112 homes & shops at the Royal Carriage Factory in Woolwich

A project tucked away on the Arsenal site in Woolwich is seeing the conversion of a listed building into 112 homes and shops before completion in spring 2022.

Render of completed structure

The Royal Carriage Factory – or Building 10 – sits between existing buildings and was controversial given the impact on light levels to numerous homes.

Beside existing block

Normally when people complain about neighbouring blocks they havn’t read about future plans, but in this case, the building wasn’t originally on the area masterplan.

Courtyard within site

It’s not a development I’ve covered too extensively – in part of it’s nowhere near as prominent as riverside towers.

2019 render. A subsequent 2021 submission appears simplified and cut back

Until entering the Arsenal site and heading to specific area adjacent to the block it’s easy to miss.

Taken in 2019 before work begun on site

The building faces a new square at one end featuring Tesco and the Woolwich Tap.

New block beside Woolwich Tap

Commercial units at street level with face onto Major Draper Square which was recently built:

One of the most prominent features of the new block is a red frame upon the exterior:

Red grid on tallest structure visible

Brickwork is just about visible in this shot. The use of brick was a late change:

Work on the courtyard behind the arches at street level continues.

There were recently plans by Berkeley Homes to reduce the amount of shop units and commercial space which was covered here.



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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.

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