Rebuilt Woolwich estate now beginning to show

Two blocks being constructed at the former Morris Walk estate are currently seeing scaffolding come down as completion approaches.

The redevelopment site is split in two bisected by the railway, with the northern element seeing 152 former homes demolished and 304 homes built.

Heading west

Morris Walk is the second of three estates to be rebuilt in a project known as “One Woolwich”.

The two blocks where the best views of facades are located at the sites western end. Brick is the dominant material.

Frontage now visible

The street running past this phase of development was due to see changes as part of an extended cycle lane from Charlton to Woolwich.

Plans are still around but funding is yet to be confirmed.

Render of completed development sans cycle lane

However yesterday Transport for London did reveal a consultation into Woolwich town centre changes which are due to link into street changes between Charlton and Woolwich so it could well be coming relatively soon.

Woolwich Estate rebuilds

Morris Walk estate’s rebuild is the second of three with the first being at Connaught Estate completed some years ago.

Connaught estate rebuild on right

An adjacent estate to Morris Wak is set to be demolished but that isn’t part of the one Woolwich scheme. Brookhill estate is a separate project and was not a Greenwich Council managed estate.

Housing Association Hyde are to demolished 80 homes to be replaced with 254.

The final estate to be rebuilt as part of One Woolwich is Maryon Grove. Last year after residents were evicted the site was left open in a pretty dismal shape.

Matron Grove

Given the speed of the One Woolwich project so far – 15 years and counting – we perhaps shouldn’t expect Maryon Grove to be rebuilt soon.

Ground works are currently underway at the other half of Morris Walk which is due to see building heights taper down towards the south and existing lower-rise homes.

Overview of Morris Walk north and south

You can find out a fair bit about this phase which was covered in 2020 when plans were submitted.

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