Planning approval for Artillery Place, Woolwich

Posted: 18.03.2015

bptw's planners recently successfully achieved planning permission subject to an s106 for a mixed tenure development situated within Woolwich on behalf of client London and Regional Properties. Recieving unanimous committee approval, the development on Artillery Place delivers 52 apartments including wheelchair units and is sensitively designed to take advantage of, and reflect, its surrounding area's historical context. With bptw also working as architects on the scheme, design proposals for the scheme take advantage of its unique views over Mulgrave Pond and maximises the building's South facing aspect to Artillery Place.

Having previously designed a similar scheme on the site which was previously granted planning approval in 2009, bptw were briefed to design a new scheme that would meet current design standards. The new proposals adopt the principles and massing from the previous design, additionally incorporating new flat types and balconies, as well as meeting contemporary design standards including the LHDG standards and Lifetime Homes requirements.

The traditional brick led materials which comprise the design have been given a contemporary aspect through utilisation of modern proportions. The use of red multi brick references the prominent nearby Barracks, as well as the overall vernacular of the area; thereby allowing the development to become a sensitive addition to the neighbourhood as well as bringing back an active street frontage to Artillery Place.