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Housing development approved above Woolwich Crossrail station

4 Sep 14 Greenwich council has approved construction of 400 apartments above the new Woolwich Crossrail station.

Armourer’s Court has been designed by architects TP Bennett
Armourer’s Court has been designed by architects TP Bennett

The new residential development, to be known as Armourer’s Court, will comprise five buildings of varying heights set around a landscaped garden. Total living space will be 490,000 sq ft, including offices and shops at street level.

The Armourer’s Court design by architects TP Bennett was reviewed by Design Council CABE and created in consultation with the local community, the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London Authority and English Heritage.

Crossrail said that the design “draws upon the heritage of the nearby Royal Arsenal buildings, with brick, metal and glass façades”.

Crossrail will market the Armourer’s Court site to potential development partners and hopes to start construction once the station has been completed in 2018.

It is part of Crossrail’s strategy to develop three million square feet of new commercial and residential space above stations, returning funds to the Crossrail budget and regenerating urban areas along the line.

At the same meeting, Greenwich council also granted consent for the external appearance of the Woolwich Crossrail station, designed by Weston Williamson. This will include a ticket hall and entrance facing west onto Dial Arch Square.

Crossrail land and property director Ian Lindsay said: “The successful development of this site will be another major step forward in the regeneration of Woolwich. This is part of our ongoing efforts to breathe new life into areas above and around our new stations. Crossrail is helping to boost the supply of new homes across the capital.”

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