Woolwich restaurant plan dropped as Footlocker set to open

Plans are in to combine two retail units on Powis Street in Woolwich to create a branch of Footlocker.

There was a proposal in 2017 to combine units and open a Turkish restaurant.

CGI of new shopfront

Greenwich Council initially blocked the plan due to the loss of retail units and outside seating on the pedestrianised street. That was then overturned at the second time of asking.

Proposed restaurant never progressed. 

Since then nothing has happened. The Starbucks located next door has also closed.

Sitting between the site and what was Starbucks is Murray’s Yard, which in future is set to link to a major development between Powis Street and Beresford Street.

Proposed development

Initial plans have been rejected, but there’s little doubt new plans should arrive soon enough.

Murray’s Yard would be a major source of footfall from Powis Street to shops and homes within the Macbean Street development site.

Murray’s Yard at present

British Land are behind the proposal. They purchased 66 shops across Woolwich in 2018. Plans can be viewed here.

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5 thoughts on “Woolwich restaurant plan dropped as Footlocker set to open

  • May 12, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    good place for a foot locker

  • May 12, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Did this unit not just open as a photo studio?

  • May 13, 2022 at 1:36 am

    What a shame…Welling it is for a decent meal out still. Woolwich is monopolised by Youngs pubs for food. A decent Turkish alternative would have been perfect.
    Trainers?!? Very short sighted.

  • May 13, 2022 at 5:56 am

    I wish the new store every success. Opening during a cost of living crisis is not going to be easy when money is stretched buying everyday essential items.

    A Turkish restaurant would have been nice in the Town Centre to support the evening and weekend night time economy in Woolwich. Perhaps a new location can be found for the restaurant in Woolwich in the future.


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