A snippet of news within a Greenwich council report reveals a masterplan is due to be drawn up soon for the future of Woolwich barracks.
The report before the Regeneration, Transport & Culture Scrutiny Panel states that Greenwich Council are working with the Ministry of Defence on a new Supplementary Planning Document covering the site’s future development.
Woolwich Barracks contains a Grade II listed structure with the longest continuous façade of any building in the country. £20 million was spent on restoration.
Much of the base is expected to close in 2028 with the exception of the Napier Lines retained as the home of the King’s Troop.
This will see most land sold following a long time retrenchment from Woolwich over the past 50 years, with the Royal Arsenal fully closing by the 1990s. The Royal Artillery left in 2007.
Queen Elizabeth military hospital became a general hospital and various other areas have been sold in recent decades.
Sites include former military housing became Brookhill Estate, with that area now set for redevelopment.
Greenwich Council passed a motion in 2020 opposing the barracks closure.