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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.