Work underway on next stage of Woolwich estate development

Work has commenced on another part of a major Woolwich estate redevelopment at the former Morris Walk site.

Preparatory work can be seen while blocks north of the railway line – which passes through the site – are far further along.

Morris Walk North blocks

Highest density housing is coming north of the line along Woolwich Church Street where housing totals increase from 152 in the old estate to 304.

New homes being built south of the line increase totals from 410 to 462 with lower rise buildings set to rise.

Morris Walk site split by railway line. Lower density to south of site (top of image). Middle arrow will not be a new link between each half

A couple of long posts looked in detail at both plots when submitted back in 2020.

They gave a good insight into the overall project and one of the biggest issues which is the railway running through it.

Taken from train through site

There will be no substantial improvements at pedestrian links between either side. One is a remote bridge and another a tight underpass.

That means the cramped, narrow underpass will be used by far more people as housing totals increase sizably.

Greenwich declined funding new bridge over railway so this remains the main link

The design for Morris Walk south has a main walkway through the site leading there.

One Woolwich program

Greenwich signed an agreement with Lovell Homes to redevelop the site as part of three in Woolwich. One is now complete – the old Connaught Estate – while Morris Walk is now seeing both halves underway.

That leaves Maryon Grove as the last to be rebuilt. It’s been left in a right old state for some time.

Last of three to be rebuilt

At Morris Walk, Greenwich Council recently announced they would purchase 265 homes at both the rebuilt Morris Walk and Maryon Grove sites from Lovell Homes.

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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.

One thought on “Work underway on next stage of Woolwich estate development

  • Greenwich Council have a very poor record on improving public realm around new developments and the Borough in general. . The underpass between the two parts of the estare is in urgent need of improvements along with new lighting to make the undepass brighter and safer for residents to use. A new bridge over the railway line should have also been funded by Greenwich Council to make it safer for new residents between the two parts of the Estate Many mote residents will be living on the estate compared to the old Morris Walk Estate.

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