spray street quarter

Location: Woolwich, london
Client: St Modwen and Notting Hill Housing
Status: Planning Submitted January 2018
Budget: est. £210 million

A vibrant new neighbourhood in the heart of Woolwich
Split into two phases and designed in collaboration with Glenn Howells Architects, Spray Street Quarter is a key Royal Borough of Greenwich identified development site.

A place of character, knitted into its context
The scheme consists of a new public square at the heart of the development with several key routes connecting it to the town centre and Woolwich’s transportation hubs. Both the public square and the new connecting streets are proposed to be lined with shops, restaurants, a foodstore and a cinema, helping to promote the local economy and strengthen Woolwich as a destination in south-east London.

Individual buildings form a cluster of timeless
Each building is designed to respond to its context and articulate a uniqueness and variation in the surrounding Woolwich townscape. The Spray Street Quarter buildings are designed to blend in with these diverse architectural characters using similar material palettes combined with areas of façade enrichment. When experienced together as a piece of the town centre, they create a sense of place with a timeless quality.

Clusters of homes grouped around courtyards
Sitting atop the retail are communal, south facing, courtyard gardens surrounded by a range of 1 to 4 bedroom homes across private and affordable tenures. The residential towers are located at the north of the site to allow their shadows to fall on the busy and wide Plumstead Road. Massing is reduced on the southern side of the scheme, allowing sunlight and daylight to penetrate and respecting the scale of the adjacent buildings.

Exploiting site gradient
The site slopes up towards the east, this natural gradient benefits the creation of a basement car park and servicing for residents, helping to reduce congestion from delivery and refuse vehicles throughout the day.

True mixed-use neighbourhood
The proposed scheme comprises four city blocks in our phase one and two in phase two, ranging from 3 to 21 storeys. In total the scheme provides 742 homes, with vibrant collection of shops, restaurants, a cinema, a foodstore, a nursery, leisure facility and office space.

Glass Canvas
illustrative site plan
visual - evening view of the heart of this vibrant dense urban development
visual - a diverse collection of buildings creating a new quarter of distinct character
visual - scale and nature of buildings closely reflect the historic grain of the area
visual - proposed buildings responding to scale of context in Royal Arsenal
visual - parry place with nursery entrance and homes front onto public realm
visual - night view towards the proposed cinema
visual - proposal from plumstead road
knitted into its context the masterplan opens up routes and creates a vibrant place