Update – December 2016

In response to detailed feedback, Berkeley has amended its planning application to reduce the impact of service vehicles and maximise public realm in this part of the Royal Arsenal. The changes:

  • Remove the need for service vehicles to access Major Draper Street
  • Deliver a significant increase in dedicated pedestrian public realm compared with the original plans

For further details of these changes, please go to our planning application.

Berkeley is working towards completing the Heritage Quarter with its latest proposals to retain and redevelop Buildings 10 and 11 for residential and commercial use, securing the long-term future of these heritage assets and opening them up to the public for the first time. The plans will create a dynamic and culturally rich public gateway to the new Woolwich Crossrail station, supporting access and interchange for millions of station users.

In August 2016, a planning application was submitted to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for consideration. The planning application can be viewed here.

The proposed scheme is a result of pre-application discussions with local residents, the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Crossrail, Transport for London, Historic England and other stakeholders. It follows on from Berkeley's previous application to demolish Building 11, which was withdrawn in February 2015.

The submitted planning proposals will meet the challenges of the forthcoming Woolwich Crossrail station, which will see 45,000 passenger movements through the Royal Arsenal each day.

We are providing two new public squares within the Royal Arsenal, incorporating new shops, cafes, event spaces and controlled servicing facilities.

In addition, two of the last remaining vacant listed buildings on the Royal Arsenal will be refurbished and brought back into beneficial use.