Plans to regenerate land between Plumstead Road and Spray Street will go on display at a public exhibition on Saturday 25 June and Monday 27 June 2016.
The exhibition will provide an opportunity for local people and interest groups to comment on early proposals for this prominent site, the development of which promises to be transformational for Woolwich Town Centre.
The proposals for a new ‘Spray Street Quarter’ will deliver around 600 new homes, alongside a cinema, gym, workspace, restaurants, cafés and shops. The draft plans have been drawn up by St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, and Notting Hill Housing, one of London’s largest housing associations.
The forthcoming public exhibition will take place at the Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (The Tramshed), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES, from 1pm – 5pm on Saturday 25 June, and 3pm – 8pm on Monday 27 June. A second public exhibition on the proposals will be held in advance of a planning application being submitted next summer.
Spray Street Quarter – with a projected development value of over £200 million – will complement the area’s existing shops, services and buildings as well as enhance the regeneration undertaken to date.
The redevelopment will provide around 600 much-needed homes (35 per cent of which will be affordable), helping to tackle London’s housing crisis. The proposals will also provide a major boost to the local economy, generating jobs for local people during construction and in the completed development. In particular, the evening economy will benefit from the proposals for a new cinema and restaurants, making the area an attractive destination for local people and visitors alike.
Spray Street Quarter will be well linked with existing National Rail, DLR and bus routes as well as the new Crossrail station, to be completed in 2018. The range of public transport options around the site means that Spray Street Quarter is well placed to become a bustling, attractive destination as part of the wider regeneration of Woolwich.
Tim Seddon, Regional Director for London and the South East at St. Modwen, said: “Spray Street Quarter is going to transform Woolwich Town Centre and will be the regeneration catalyst the area needs. We want to hear from our neighbours and the wider Woolwich community so that they can help us ensure our proposals are the best that we can make them.”
“We are excited to work with our partner, Notting Hill Housing, and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to create a new and vibrant quarter in Woolwich which will help to meet local needs and boost this part of London.”
John Hughes, Group Development Director at Notting Hill Housing, added: “Our goal is to work with local people to revitalise Woolwich Town Centre. Our plans are still at an early stage, so this is the perfect opportunity for our neighbours and the community to shape them.”