Plans in for new Greenwich art gallery

A planning application has been submitted to open an art gallery in Greenwich town centre at former retail units in the town centre.

The units on Nelson Road would become a gallery if plans are approved – which can be seen here.

The application states:

“The existing timber shopfront is to be repainted in two coats of Farrow & Ball Mahogany (no. 36) and it is proposed for a timber projecting sign to be positioned in the centre of the two fascia signs.

“Internally, the main alteration proposed is to enlarge the existing opening of the party wall, to allow a much improved flow between the two areas, as at present it is very restricted.

“The property is currently a vacated retail unit with a fairly modern interior”

The proposal promises to add to the number of small and larger galleries on offer in the area

You can view and comment upon proposals by clicking here.


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4 thoughts on “Plans in for new Greenwich art gallery

  • I think a new art gallery in Greenwich Town Centre will be a great location for local artist and other artist to show their works. I think the Gallery will be popular with local people and tourist interested in arts and crafts.

    The gallery would be a good use of the site and bring empty retail units back in to use.

  • Except this is to be a Clarendon Art, they don’t sell local art in any of the shops I’ve visited. Although they do stock a wide variety of art, very similar to the shop on the same street and better to no have an empty store. They do encourage art ownership through their financing which is always positive

  • I just long for the day we’re discussing art gallery plans in Woolwich, rather than plans for fast food takeaways haha

  • Agree. Describing them as an art gallery is nebulous. They’re just a shop selling the lowest-cultural denominator, like the existing one infesting that street. There’s many good contemporary art galleries in South London but not in Greenwich town centre: its always this kind of lame fayre.


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