Greenwich Park alterations get underway near Royal Observatory

Image courtesy The Royal Parks

Work to change and alter the landscape in parts of Greenwich park are now well underway.

The Royal Parks’ project is set to cost £12 million and will see steps created on the slope in front of the General Wolfe statue near the Observatory.

Before and after

Greenwich Council approved plans in September 2020 with other changes in the park getting underway since.

This stage however is the most visible. A number of trees are being removed and replaced. The Royal Parks state that many trees were replaced in the 1970s and are now diseased.

Other changes will be introduced around the General Wolfe statue which offers the best views in London.

General Wolfe statue

A new vending kiosk will be installed alongside new seating and and “an improved viewing platform”.

The existing Pavilion café will be closing for three months from January 2024.

Work underway

As the above image shows a number of other changes will be undertaken, with the tarmac path running diagonally near the base of the hill set for removal.

A number of temporary path closures are set for the winter as alterations continue.



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