Woolwich Exchange


We want to create an exciting new place in Woolwich to live and visit, while preserving and enhancing the area’s rich heritage.

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.


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’.


With a design team including leading architects and heritage experts, we’re working on a revised scheme which will respect the new Woolwich Town Centre Conservation Area, include the retention and repurposing of the former covered market, as well as new affordable and private housing, a new cinema, shops, bars, restaurants, workspaces and public spaces. It will be a place where people and ideas meet and where old and new comes together.  

We want Woolwich Exchange to be a cornerstone of regeneration and renaissance. A place of cultural and social exchange which stimulates the local economy while acting as a catalyst for improving the health and wellbeing of the community.

Our team is considering how best to revise the proposals to achieve these objectives. This review will include a full assessment of all historic buildings on the site.

We are committed to working with the community and will engage and consult before any amended plans are submitted to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  More details on the revised plans will be available in early 2020.


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.

Further details will be available early in 2020.


Picture House

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