Questions & Answers
Some things you may want to know
What is The Movement, Greenwich?
The Movement, Greenwich is the name given to the redevelopment of Greenwich Industrial Estate, a 2.2 acre site between Norman Road and Waller Way, adjacent to Greenwich DLR and mainline station and just a few minutes’ walk from Greenwich Town Centre. It includes the area of land immediately behind the North Pole public House.
What is included in the scheme?
- 181 high quality new homes
- 104 bed Travelodge hotel
- 358 student apartments
- 7,000 sq ft business incubator units for start-up businesses
- New extension for Greenwich West Community Centre providing 2000 sq ft of floor space and increase in the venue’s capacity. (Completed in Nov 2013)
- Innovative bicycle café and repair shop
- 400 spaces for bicycles
- Health and fitness club
- Convenience food store
- Sustainable energy centre
- Landscaped pedestrian boulevard with public art design by Olympic Poet Lemn Sissay and Artist Morag Mayerscough
Our overriding objective is to deliver an exemplar sustainable development that improves the important DLR/mainline ‘threshold’ to Greenwich.
What stage are the proposals at?
We received planning consent from the London Borough of Greenwich in April 201.
We started work on-site in July 2012.
In 2014 we are now in the final stages of construction.
Will the development be in keeping with the surrounding area?
The architectural design recognises the importance of the site’s location as an entry point to the Royal Borough and a World Heritage site. The design respects this and it is our intention to create an appropriate ‘gateway’ or sense of arrival for the many thousands of people who will use Greenwich DLR station to visit the Royal Borough. We want to ensure that The Movement, Greenwich will constitute a landmark development for this part of the Borough.
What are the benefits for local residents?
The development will benefit local residents in many ways. The regeneration of this unsightly, unused site will create a vibrant, active new community in the heart of West Greenwich. The redevelopment of the Industrial Estate will also bring significant improvements to the local public realm, including the area around the DLR station. This will make the station easier and safer to use. The new landscaped street running through the site will further improve access and connectivity towards the Ha’Penny Hatch Bridge and New Cross. The new, well-designed buildings will be of a high architectural quality, sympathetic to the surrounding conservation area, and will represent a significant improvement to what is currently there.
The development will also provide much-needed accommodation for students, which in itself is a significant economic driver for the Borough.
When will work start on site?
Work started on site in July 2012.
When will the development be finished?
We anticipate that the development will take two years to complete and will be finished in September 2014.