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Spray Street Quarter

Woolwich
SE18


Planning application:
Greenwich 18/0126/F

Official website:
http://www.spraystreetquarter.co.uk


Development Facts

Site:
Spray Street Quarter, London SE18

Developer: St Mowden | Notting Hill Housing

Architect: Panter Hudspith Architects | Glen Howells Architects

Residential units: 742



Floorspace (GIA)

Retail space: 6,000m²

Leisure space: 3,500m²

Business space: 1,650m²

Nursery space: 650m²









 

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Looks great on the whole but a shame at the last minute they've decided to demolish some Victorian buildings of around 3-4 storeys on New Road instead of incorporate into the scheme. Not even much difference in density and height from those planned to be demolished on New Road and the replacements which look around 4 storeys.

Many other buildings aren't worth keeping and low density.

http://www.fromthemurkydepths.co.uk...tted-all-existing-buildings-to-be-demolished/
 

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Well is the epitome of the word 'generic'. I wish they wouldn't knock Victorian buildings down.
Agreed. Just another pile of London mid and high rise vernacular excrement. I just know that these buildings will be regretted in the same way 80’s Dockland’s vernacular is now. Like them, the big problem will be that as privately owned, dreary and dated, excrement they will be impossible to get rid of.
 

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Heritage group fights Panter Hudspith’s plans to demolish Woolwich market

Heritage campaigners have objected to a 700-home Panter Hudspith-led scheme that would involve demolition of an innovative 1930s market structure in south-east London

The Twentieth Century Society wants to protect the marketplace near Woolwich Arsenal train station, and believes its roof may be the UK’s earliest surviving example of a ‘lamella system’.

It would be demolished under plans drawn up by Panter Hudspith and Glenn Howells Architects for Spray Street Quarter.
Continued: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk...30527.article?blocktitle=news&contentID=19086
 

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Kinda sad. Old buildings give so much character to these modern developments, even thought the buildings arent amazing or that noteworthy its the diversity of styles and form and material that add a lot to the area. The modern element with the retained historic streetfront would have created a strong ensemble

It looks really like a high quality development to me, Im sure lots of people will really like living there, but the idea of wiping a whole district clean in one go just doesnt sit right with me and is too reminiscent of 60's slum clearance which destroyed so many communities across the world. I realise comparing it to the shite produced in that era is crazy, dont get me wrong, but gradual and organic change is usually so much more successful
 

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^^^

Those terraces are nothing special. I say knock them down and get a more homogeneous development. I dont think the plans are all that though. It lacks vision - and to compensate and try to create some interest they have jumbled up textures and cladding and scattered the buildings around the site. It doesnt really work for me. Something more akin to the projects in Whitechapel or the new Ruby Square plans would have worked much better on a site like this IMO.
 

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The new plans:


Woolwich Exchange
SE18

Listed building consent: Greenwich 20/3386/L

Official website:
https://www.woolwichexchange.co.uk


Development Facts

Developer: St Mowden | Notting Hill Genesis

Architect: Panter Hudspith | Glen Howells


Non-residential space: 14,584m² (GIA)

Residential units: 801




 
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