Demolition now underway for Greenwich hotel block

Demolition work has commenced at the forthcoming site of a 367-room hotel on Greenwich peninsula.

A Travelogue is on the way and last week news emerged that the site’s new owner seeks to increase total rooms from 300 to 367.

Revised design

The site was home to O’Keefe and sits beside the A102.

These images were taken from a replacement footbridge installed last year across the dual carriageway and shows rising residential blocks nearby.

Rising residential blocks nearby

Three separate plots comprising over 1,000 homes are underway and visible in the above view alone.

Little has changed in terms of making the wider environment appealing for those on foot.

Hotel site viewed from footbridge

Visitors who whip out Google Maps at the forthcoming Travelodge and seek to walk towards Greenwich will head down Tunnel Avenue, which remains a delight.

Taken this week

It’s not the only hotel presenting a dire impression in “Royal” Greenwich to tourists. The image above is taken metres from a Raddisson Red hotel.

The other side of the bridge isn’t too good either. Future guests walking the other way to the o2 and tube station will traverse junctions like this.

Welcome to Royal Greenwich

You can’t move for recent developments around here though next to nothing has thus far improved the area from a time when barely a soul lived or visited this area.

Yet another application has gone in opposite Travelodge for 340 homes and 352 student rooms.

Courtesy Fairview Homes. Proposed development beside Boord Street and A102

With demolition work now underway for Travelodge and a new owner the hotel structure should begin to rise over the coming year.

As things stand tourists will hardly be offered a welcome trip on foot to Greenwich providing custom to local business.

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    3 thoughts on “Demolition now underway for Greenwich hotel block

    • The owners of the Raddisson Red Hotel and the new Travelodge Hotel along with other busines owners in the aresa should demand that Greenwich Council improve the public. Realm. I dread to think how many thousands they are paying in business rates to the Council each year.

      • I don’t think the hotel is particularly bothered – only last month they got around to cleaning the windows facing the 102, which I believe is the first time they’ve done so since opening.

        • Thanks Charles, So cleaning not high on their agenda then. Not a good advert to want to stay there.


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