New 40,000 seat arena for Greenwich

By Louisa Emery on February 22, 2012 1:10 PM |

greenwich masterplan142.jpgA proposal to build a 40,0000-seat outdoor entertainment complex half a mile from The O2 has been released by Greenwich Council.

The multi-purpose arena is part of a masterplan for the redevelopment of Greenwich Peninsula West along with Charlton Riverside, Woolwich Town Centre and Eltham Town Centre. The plans could take 15 years to come to fruition.

The entertainment centre is based on an American model and it could be used by a partner college or university as a recreation campus.

The venue would have the flexibility to hold concerts and sporting fixtures.As well as being close to the 20,000-seat O2 arena, the site is two miles from The Valley, Charlton's ground.

Plans for the wider Greenwich Peninsula West project have also been published for consultation.

Improved transport links with an extension to the DLR have been mooted as well as housing.

The Charlton Riverside development aims to create a new urban quarter connecting Greenwich Peninsula with Woolwich town centre by 2027.

Dubbed Charlton Garden City, the council says the area will take on the principles of Ebenezer Howard's early 20th century design for a utopian city bringing together industry and heavily landscaped areas.

Thames Barrier Park could double in size and there are plans for a secondary school.

The four masterplans are under consultation until March 9. Plans for Greenwich Peninsula can be viewed today and Saturday at The Forum, Trafalgar Road. The Woolwich and Charlton proposals will be available to see at Woolwich Library on March 3 and 5.

Go to greenwich-consult.