Woolwich Crossrail plans approved by Greenwich Council

By Rob Virtue on September 2, 2014 4:35 PM |

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Construction works for the Crossrail station at Woolwich have been approved.

Greenwich Council's planning board unanimously gave the thumbs up to a project which is seen as an integral part of the town's regeneration.

The proposal includes a western entrance, a ticket hall and a ventilation building. It will be based in the Royal Arsenal development at Dial Arch Square.

The council report into the plans said the main entrance took inspiration from "historic industrial uses of the Royal Arsenal" with the bronze and aluminium reflecting the metals used in production of arms.

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It will also have a "Dead Man's Penny" motif, a First World War memorial plaque.

The station is due to open in 2018, the centenary year of Armistice Day.

The report said the overall proposed development was for a "a high quality, distinctive building".

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No objections were lodged about the proposal although Berkeley Homes, which owns the Royal Arsenal development, did raise concerns over public realm, noise, cycling, parking and pedestrian flows.

The group is in negotiations with Crossrail and Transport for London over these issues.

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