Woolwich Exchange
Woolwich Exchange

COME TO OUR COMMUNITY EVENT: 28 AND 29 FEBRUARY

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Please join us for an ideas exchange about Woolwich Exchange – St. Modwen and Notting Hill Genesis’ new proposals for the regeneration of the site between Plumstead Road and Spray Street, formerly known as Spray Street Quarter.

We want to share our plans with you and hear your views and opinions.

We have some other things going on too!

WHEN?

3pm-8pm on Friday 28 February 2020

10am-4pm on Saturday 29 February 2020

WHERE?

General Gordon Square
Woolwich SE18

(See map above)

WHAT ARE OUR PLANS?

The listing of the former covered market building means we’ve had to revise our plans.

Our new plans will retain the former covered market building and open it up for the community to enjoy, along with new public space at the heart of the site.

Our plans will also deliver new housing, including affordable housing – to help local people live locally.

A new Picturehouse cinema, along with new cafés, bars, restaurants as well as workspace, a new gym and nursery will provide a boost to the local daytime and evening economy.

Overall, we want to create an exciting new place in Woolwich to live and visit, while protecting and enhancing the area’s heritage.

 

WHAT ELSE IS IN STORE?

We want Woolwich Exchange to be a place of cultural and social exchange. Our first community event will be a chance for that too – an opportunity to learn more about the plans, but also to meet and support other local businesses and artists.

There’ll be free popcorn on offer – to help us celebrate the news that Picturehouse is coming to Woolwich Exchange. Local artists from artFix will also be at the event, helping to bring it to life.

On the Saturday, we’ll be joined by Whizz Bang Pop who will provide lively children’s entertainment, magic and puppet shows.

There’ll be other activities and entertainment on offer too – it’ll be an event that people of all ages can enjoy!

WOOLWICH YOUR WAY

In October 2018, the former covered market was awarded Grade II listed status. This means the plans we submitted in January 2018 have to be revisited. So, we are revising our plans to transform the area.

We have been working on this exciting project since 2016 and we have learned a lot in that time. Most importantly, it is the community, not just the location, that makes Woolwich what it is.

INTRODUCING WOOLWICH EXCHANGE

We think a new approach needs a new name. Woolwich Exchange represents what makes the area a great place to live, work and visit.

We’ve spent the past few months researching the area and speaking with members of the local community. This included running a workshop with children at Heronsgate Primary School, and discussions with local heritage groups to help us understand what it is that makes Woolwich, Woolwich.

You told us Woolwich is a place where people come together. It’s home to a strong, spirited and diverse community, proud of their shared history. That is, as you said, ‘the Woolwich way’.

PICTUREHOUSE IS COMING TO WOOLWICH

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with neighbourhood cinema operator Picturehouse to deliver a new five-screen cinema at Woolwich Exchange, which will bring the area its first cinema in 20 years.

Picturehouse operates 26 cinemas around the UK in architecturally unique buildings, including the popular Greenwich Picturehouse in Greenwich town centre.

The plans will celebrate a golden era of film in Woolwich, paying homage to the former Regal, Century and Grenada cinemas, transforming the town centre and creating a vibrant new destination for film lovers.

The Woolwich Picturehouse cinema will offer big screen entertainment ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to art house releases, as well as somewhere for people to eat, meet and relax.

 


Picture House

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