One of Woolwich town centre’s buildings is seeing renovation as part of a project funded by Historic England.
Plans to revamp the Castle Tavern – which just about sits inside the town centre – were covered on this site last November.
It’s at least the third site to see renovation work commence with a shop unit also on Powis Street also seeing work begin –
Funding comprises £1.76m government funding with £2m match funding from Greenwich Council.
In addition the First Choice café on the corner of Hare Street and Woolwich High Street has had scaffolding up for some months –
It should eventually look this this –
The Castle Tavern sits at the very western end of the town centre close to New Wine Church which was formerly the coronet cinema and built as an Odeon.
The area is a treasure trove of wonderful buildings of various styles and age.
This end of town has been struggling for decades and though is probably in its best shape for 30 years.
Not much you may think, but more businesses have opened up and with further restoration and development of underused sites here (half empty car parks don’t help footfall like new housing would) should keep that trend going.