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.