Supermarket group set to open in Woolwich after initial rejection

Supermarket chain Turkish Food Centre are still hoping to open a branch in Woolwich after seeing previous plans rejected.

TFC operate a number of stores across London and some have recently seen new cafes open.

Back in 2021 this site covered proposals to open a new branch at the western end of Powis Street in the Grade II listed former RACS HQ dating from 1903 in an Italian Renaissance style.


Former RACs building now houses a Travelodge hotel, Creams and a future supermarket

Greenwich Council rejected the supermarket’s plans in 2021 due to the “proposed new shopfront and fascia sign, by reason of its unsympathetic form and uncharacteristic design features and dimensions, would cause unacceptable harm to the special character and appearance of the listed host building”.

There were also concerns over a lack of information on a goods lift.

Revised plans in 2022 have been approved.

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One thought on “Supermarket group set to open in Woolwich after initial rejection

  • July 26, 2022 at 5:33 am

    This can only be good news surely a new supermarket opening on a High Street in an area with an ever growing local population. Surrounded by new developments. The area needs more amenities. Far better than empty units. I wish the new supermarket every success for the future.


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