Developer buys large plot of Greenwich land

Developer Fairview Homes has announced the acquisition of a large plot of land beside the A102 on the approach to the Blackwall and Silvertown tunnels.

In red

The site totals 2.25 acres and sits in what is currently a pretty desperate area for pedestrians.

Approach to pedestrian bridge

To the north sits the former gasholder as well as Studio 338 club.

New school on left. New homes being built next door. Pedestrian connections to east Greenwich extremely poor

It’s also close to a new footbridge installed this past weekend as part of Silvertown tunnel works. The site will see additional traffic lanes in coming years.

Residents crossing the bridge will be built with more desperate public space.

A few metres from hotel

High density blocks appear likely given the site context and what has been approved in recent years. One such approval was a hotel tower but little has progressed.

Travelodge approved in Greenwich five years ago. Unbuilt

It may seem a no-brainer that Greenwich Council would use income from a future development to improve the situation for pedestrians but they havn’t time and again with numerous local developments including a school, hotels and thousands of homes.

Greenwich have also delayed revisions to existing low Community Infrastructure Levy rates to 2024.

Numerous new builds across Greenwich

That would mean nine years obtaining some of the lowest income from developers in the whole city, with Greenwich Council often propping up the league table for all London boroughs losing many millions in income.


Fairview Homes have recently constructed a development in Greenwich and are currently on site in Thamesmead (which they’re branding as Woolwich).

333 homes coming to former care home in Thamesmead

Here’s their recent development in Greenwich:

Hope Wharf from Fairview Homes completed in 2019

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J Smith

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.

2 thoughts on “Developer buys large plot of Greenwich land

  • It will good to see this site redeveloped and the area regenerated. But no point holding your breath to see if Greenwich Council will spend any money from the developer on improving the area and public realm making it safer and more pleasant for residents pedestrians and cyclists.
    Greenwich Council have failed to do this time and time again despite massive redevelopment across the Borough.

  • With all the new builds going up when are we going to hear about plans for the building of new hospital’s,medical centers also s, and a road structure that caters for all forms of transport,


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