Woolwich is located in east London in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, built on the south bank of the River Thames.
The new terminus of the Docklands Light Railway’s London City Airport branch, Woolwich Arsenal station, opened in 2009. As a result recent redevelopment of the former Royal Arsenal site has allowed the area to enjoy a renaissance. Several High Street chains have opened branches, and longer-established shops have been refurbished. Crossrail, working with Berkeley Homes, has built the structure for a new station.
Crossrail has submitted a planning application for a major residential scheme next to the station, designed by architects TP Bennett.
The scheme comprises:
- 394 high quality homes in five buildings of varying heights. Some will enjoy views out over the River Thames and all will be designed to meet lifetime homes standards.
- Three local retail units.
- Buildings arranged around a central garden with car and cycle parking beneath.
- To the north of the station: three buildings of increasing height, stepping up towards the east.
- To the south of the station: a 22-storey building, along with a new tower to be constructed by Berkeley Homes, forms a gateway for the main vehicular entrance to the Royal Arsenal.
- In the south eastern corner of the site: a lower 10-storey building which helps to make a massing transition to the lower buildings to the south of Plumstead Road.
Crossrail is seeking developer partners for this location.