The Glass Canvas team were approached by St.Modwen Properties PLC to create several CGIs and develop photo-montage stills depicting how their Spray Street Quarter development* would look when built.
A detailed planning application for Spray Street Quarter was then submitted to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for consideration. This followed the allocation of the site for redevelopment by the Borough, and two rounds of comprehensive public consultation as the draft plans evolved.
Spray Street Quarter will offer a range of exciting uses, creating an impressive entrance into the town from the east. With intimate streets and a new public square it will become an open and community-orientated new quarter for Woolwich, London.
By opening up the site to pedestrians, people will be encouraged to use different routes through the town centre. This will expand the focus of activity further towards the east – improving connections between Woolwich’s centre, the new Crossrail station and the river.
If approved, the plans will transform the area between Plumstead Road and Spray Street in Woolwich town centre, linking together the old and new parts of the town and breathing new life into the area.
This together with new transport links will help Woolwich to become a dynamic metropolitan town centre with an expanded retail, cultural and leisure offer and new private and affordable homes.
Clients: St.Modwen & Notting Hill Genesis
Collaborators: Panter Hudspith, Glenn Howells & HTA Landscape
*Footnote: At the time of publication, Government heritage adviser Historic England gave Woolwich Public Market crucial national recognition because of its Lamella roof structure. Industry news also reported that the run-down but pioneering 1930s Woolwich Public Market building situated within the scheme had been awarded grade II-listed status, speculating that it is likely to necessitate a major redraw of the Spray Street Quarter scheme.