Nearly 400 homes approved as part of Woolwich Crossrail scheme

By Rob Virtue on September 3, 2014 10:47 AM |


Crossrail has secured permission to build 394 homes above its station at Woolwich.

Greenwich Council's planning board gave the proposal the green light on Monday. It will see five buildings of varying heights set around a landscaped garden.

The homes are designed by TP Bennett and Crossrail will now look for development partners over the coming months.

However, construction will not begin until the station is completed in 2018.

Ian Lindsay, Crossrail's land and property director 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."

At the same meeting councillors approved plans to start building the Woolwich Crossrail station.