Layered landscape and amenities
A primary design objective is to create a dynamic neighbourhood which sits within and supports the wider vision for Woolwich.
The scheme completes and repairs the urban perimeter with active street frontage, connecting Powis Street to Hare Street and to Woolwich High Street. This is fixing the urban grain that has been eroded over the last century. Redeveloping this site is an opportunity to revitalise the western end of the high street, engaging with the retail fringe to Woolwich civic core and improving the links with the waterfront and Woolwich Ferry Terminal. At the heart of the scheme, a key offering of the project is the significant improvements to the public realm, offering permeability through a new public square.
The architecture around these spaces are permeable, in visual and physical terms. This increases the sense of space, increases activation, and improves resident and visitor experience. Residential lobbies, community play amenities and flexible ground floor units which can accommodate different uses such as co-working are forming the activated edges of this square.