Woolwich Exchange
The repurposed Former Covered Market, viewed from Plumstead Road

WE’VE SUBMITTED OUR PLANNING APPLICATION TO THE ROYAL BOROUGH OF GREENWICH

Woolwich Exchange is the proposed regeneration of the land around the Former Covered Market between Plumstead Road and Spray Street.

Following consultation with the local community in February, we have taken on board many comments in partnership with our design team.

Our planning and listed building applications have now been submitted to the council, who will shortly begin their own consultation on our vision for the site. The application will be uploaded to the council’s online planning portal in the coming weeks, providing a further opportunity for you to comment on the proposals or register your support.

The council will take comments received from the public into consideration when deciding whether to approve the application.

BACKGROUND

Site Plan

Land between Plumstead Road and Spray Street (shown above) in Woolwich town centre was first identified for regeneration by the Royal Borough of Greenwich in 2012, with St. Modwen and Notting Hill Genesis chosen as a joint venture partnership to deliver the site in 2014.  This partnership brings together St. Modwen’s experience as a regeneration specialist and Notting Hill Genesis’ focus on delivering high-quality homes for lower-income households.

Following consultation with the local community, a planning application for the redevelopment was submitted to the council in January 2018.  Shortly afterwards, the Former Covered Market, which forms part of the site, was given Grade II listed status.  The council also introduced the Woolwich Conservation Area, which includes some buildings that form part of the site on Woolwich New Road.  

As a result, the original proposals for the site could no longer be delivered, so the Woolwich Exchange design team reviewed the plans to see how the Former Covered Market could be retained and reused, as well as elements of the buildings on Woolwich New Road.

In February 2020 we launched a consultation on our revised plans and received lots of positive feedback from the local community.  Following this consultation period, the Woolwich Exchange team submitted its new plans to the Royal Borough of Greenwich in October 2020.

You can see further information about the submitted plans for Woolwich Exchange here.

WHAT'S NEXT

NOVEMBER 2020

The council consults on our application, asking for views from the local community.

SPRING 2021

The council’s Planning Board votes on whether Woolwich Exchange should be approved. The Greater London Authority will also review the application.

2021 ONWARDS

If approved, land acquisition will continue through engagement with affected businesses and landowners. Construction work is expected to begin in 2023.

ONGOING

Development news continues via Woolwich Exchange’s newsletter and social media channels.

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