Part two of a photo-walk from Plumstead Common to Woolwich Arsenal, London.
These photos are of Woolwich. See part one. Sep 2020.
Vincent Road: Woolwich Arsenal station is undergoing construction work.
Woolwich New Road: A few months ago, the Tramshed theatre company moved into the building previously occupied by Barclays Bank.
Powis Street: In June, Percy Ingles bakery announced it was closing its shops.
14-20 Powis Street: Superdrug are fitting a new shopfront. See the application here.
Powis Street: Carphone Warehouse announced it was to closing all standalone stores in March. They said the closures were not related to the coronavirus outbreak, but because of the changing market.
83-85 Powis Street: Betfred have applied to change this vacant betting shop into an adult gaming centre at ground and basement levels. See the application here.
Powis Street was not deserted when I visited, but not as busy as usual.
Over to “Royal Arsenal Riverside”: The Crossrail station is still boarded up. The Elizabeth line was supposed to start running in December 2018. Latest estimate is 2023, for the full line.
Royal Arsenal Riverside: Looks like they’ve decided to not mention “Woolwich” in the advertising. Too many negative connotations for their affluent target market?
Royal Arsenal Riverside: Construction continues.
Building 10, Royal Arsenal Riverside, is due to be completed March – May 2022. A two bedroom apartment in Building 10 starts at £625,500.
Woolwich Works, within Royal Arsenal Riverside: Construction continues on the £31.59m project by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to restore five heritage industrial buildings. The new “cultural hub” is now due to open in Spring 2021.