In January 2018 we submitted a planning application to the council. Since then, the former covered market was given listed status and the council designated the Woolwich Conservation Area, which includes part of our site.
As a result, our original plans could no longer be delivered in their submitted form.
Over the past 18 months we have been revising the plans so we can retain and reuse the former covered market as well as elements of the buildings along Woolwich New Road.
Through this process it was also important to ensure that the proposals were deliverable. We knew it was essential that the plans delivered the cinema, connections through the site and space for shops, restaurants, bars and cafés to complement the wider town centre – all of which received high levels of support in our previous consultations.
As a result, we are now proposing to build the cinema within the former covered market building, with cafés, bars and restaurants above, as well as a public space for anyone to use. On Woolwich New Road the main elements of the key buildings that are included in the new conservation area will be retained.
You can view the information on display at our community event by clicking the link below.
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