Woolwich Central development: Work begins on 960 homes

Image caption MP Nick Raynsford and Greenwich Council leader Chris Roberts marked the start of the development

Work has started on a 1.4 million sq ft development that will contribute to the regeneration of a south London suburb.

Woolwich Central will deliver 960 homes with up to three bedrooms, a supermarket, shops and other services.

The scheme in Woolwich town centre is being delivered by mixed-used developer Spenhill, the regeneration subsidiary of Tesco.

Nick Raynsford MP and Greenwich Council leader Chris Roberts marked the start of development by breaking the ground.

Mr Raynsford said the development would "play a key role in reviving the local economy" and would attract more people back into the town centre.

Mr Roberts said the project would create work for local people and fit in well with development in the surrounding area.

"We are pleased that this landmark will sit alongside and complement the Woolwich Centre, our new council building which provides improved services for local people with a new library and business service centre," he said.

From 2018, when Crossrail is completed, Woolwich will be less than 30 minutes away from the West End, the City and Canary Wharf.

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