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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

THE PROPOSED REGENERATION WITH A NEW, OPEN SPACE AT THE HEART OF SPRAY STREET WOOLWICH

A day time view of the proposed new public square, looking east

A PLACE THAT CONNECTS

Spray Street Quarter will offer a range of exciting uses, creating an impressive entrance into the town from the east. With intimate streets and a new public square it will become an
open and community-orientated new quarter for Woolwich.
 
By opening up the site to pedestrians, people will be encouraged to use different routes through the town centre. This will expand the focus of activity further towards the east – improving connections between Woolwich’s centre, the new Crossrail station and the river.
Parry Place will be retained and the environment around it improved. This will ensure access is maintained from north to south, with new entrances created around the edges of the site.

A Starting Point
The site is exceptionally well-connected by public transport. It is just a one minute walk from Woolwich Arsenal station – the second busiest DLR station in London and about a two-minute walk from the new Crossrail station (Elizabeth Line) at Royal Arsenal. There are also multiple bus stops and interchanges close by and Plumstead Road has been designated as a key cycle route for the future.

A PLACE TO LIVE

The development will provide up to 742 new homes comprising one, two and three bedroom properties, as well as townhouses.
All of the properties will include private outdoor space, either as a balcony, terrace or roof garden. Roof gardens will be incorporated into the building design while private gardens will be included in the courtyards of three of the six residential blocks, providing a pleasant environment in which to relax.
35% of the homes will be provided as affordable housing.We are working closely with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to ensure these homes are genuinely affordable. As well as offering affordable rental rates, Spray Street Quarter will deliver homes to buy as shared ownership.
A Starting Point
Indicative images of the new living spaces
Accessible green infrastructure
Illustrative view of one of the communal courtyards
Entrances to the new duplex homes

A PLACE TO WORK

Spray Street Quarter will be more than just new homes. There will also be new offices and flexible workspace which will create new jobs and attract more businesses and visitors to Woolwich. Along with this, a rich mix of retailers (including both independent and well-known brads) will be included in the scheme.
Overall, Spray Street Quarter will provide approximately 439 new jobs in the new retail, leisure and employment uses that will be introduced on to the site.  Additionally, approximately 550 temporary construction jobs will be created each year during the construction process.
The new view from Plumstead Road towards the building on the corner of Woolwich New Road


A PLACE TO BE ENTERTAINED

A new cinema, along with a diverse mix of caf├ęs, restaurants, bars and shops will provide a lively environment at Spray Street Quarter.
The new leisure facilities will encourage local people to stay in Woolwich in their free time, boosting the night time economy and bringing more custom to the area’s shops and services.
The public space at the heart of the regeneration will provide a shared space for events and exhibitions, meeting friends or just sitting and relaxing.
Spray Street Quarter will be a place where people – friends, families and whole communities – can come together. We want to create an inclusive space which everybody can enjoy.


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