Greenwich shop unit containing Jack the Chipper set for rebuild

Plans are in to rebuild a commercial unit in Greenwich town centre that is currently home fish and ship shop Jack the Chipper.

The application seeks to demolish the unit and build a new structure including a flat located above. Plans include a mansard roof.

Proposed building

Greenwich town centre still has the odd area with single-storey buildings, and it’s surprising they havn’t yet been rebuilt with additional floors above. Here’s one such example:

Single storey buildings

Though this gap does offer a great view of St Alfege Church.

One building which will be rebuilt and bring its roofline into, well, line, is Greenwich Post Office:

As it is now. Roofline below neighbours

Plans were recently approved to rebuild:


Whether the Jack the Chipper unit bites the dust remains the be seen. It was previously home to Heaps sausages who retain another unit on Nevada Street which I’d heartily recommend. Plans were submitted to rebuild the Jack the Chipper unit almost a decade ago – and that never happened.

A subsequent plan to build a taller structure was refused in 2015.



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4 thoughts on “Greenwich shop unit containing Jack the Chipper set for rebuild

  • March 31, 2022 at 12:14 am

    uneven skline adds to the character and quirkyness of Greenwich centre, it’s history and heritage and style. New builds are all ‘practicality’ and design bland and maximise profits. About time town planning has a shake up and kept our precious bare sky in at least some parts, an uneven character being appealing. Square shapes abound these days, what a bore. And the extra height locks in pollution too.

  • March 31, 2022 at 7:15 am

    I hope Jack The Chipper remains in Greenwich. Fish and Chips and Pie and. Mash are traditional meals which tourist and locals love. So I say save Jack The Chipper..

    I agree with Derek Small the uneven skyline is p as of Greenwich Town Centre heritage.

  • March 31, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Greenwich is one of the last town centres I can honestly say has not changed in 40 years it’s unique and should remain so

  • April 3, 2022 at 11:06 am

    They’ll be building flats on top of bus stops soon.

    Every single piece of free space in the borough is up for grabs!


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