Here are the first new homes completed above a Crossrail station.
More than 1,000 dwellings will be built across two separate developments at Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich – one by Berkley Homes and another by Crossrail itself.
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Berkeley Homes’ Cannon Square scheme is being built in a former munitions factory located over the eastern end of the station.
When fully complete it will provide 631 apartments across five buildings (90% of the homes released have been sold, with 121 now finished).
Crossrail will also create residential development Armourer’s Court, on the western end of the station, which will have nearly 400 homes across five buildings set around a landscaped garden.
The new station – which could fit Canary Wharf’s One Canada Square inside it – is also close to completion and will open in 2018 – meaning journeys from Woolwich to central London locations will be much quicker. Canary Wharf will be reached in eight minutes, Liverpool Street in 14 and Bond Street in 20.
Berkeley Homes East Thames managing director Karl Whiteman said: “Crossrail is without doubt the most important new transport infrastructure for London and the South East for a generation.
“The new Crossrail station will make Woolwich one of the best connected parts of the capital, boosting the local economy as well as providing residents’ with direct access to Canary Wharf, the City and the West End.”