Icon shopping centre at Greenwich’s o2 still shut

The Icon outlet shopping centre in the o2 remains shut two weeks after a storm damaged parts of the roof.

The shopping centre housed over 60 shops with many retail workers employed under zero hour contracts, and now feeling the squeeze as working hours disappear.

Taken when centre originally opened. Most units occupied before closure

Aerial photographer captured the damage, which hit an area above shops:

The centre’s owner’s state the shopping centre – which employed hundreds – is closed until further notice.

The centre is located on two floors, though most shops are on the upper floor.

Stairs up to most shops

It’s clearly a big job to replace material and while the centre’s roof was approaching its predicted 25 year life span, storm damage has brought forward needed replacement.

The rest of the centre remains open with gigs now back on.

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

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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.

3 thoughts on “Icon shopping centre at Greenwich’s o2 still shut

  • March 8, 2022 at 7:20 pm
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    Zero hours contract how disgusting 🤢 how can this be right should be insured for this sort of thing

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  • March 10, 2022 at 5:57 pm
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    Zero hours contracts have been a profitable business model for “employers” and we consumers passively accept it. Many low paid people will never get a break and the pandemic has made matters so much worse.

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