Love Lane, Woolwich (2)


Scheme for Woolwich, south-east London, including a large Tesco superstore, housing and a new council office. Designed by Collado Collins Architects / HLM Architects.

4 December 2006

Planning reference: 06/1751/O and 06/1750/F

Tagged with: Commercial | Design review | Design review panel | Housing | London

We also reviewed this scheme on 25 August 2006.

We note the amendments to the proposal and we think they are positive changes.  We are pleased to see that the access arrangements across Royal Engineers Row are being developed.

Our views on the tower (building A) remain as before; whilst we are happy to support the principle of a residential tower on General Gordon Square, and believe it may be possible that a convincing case for a residential tower of this height could be made, we are of the firm opinion that a tower of this significance should be the subject of a detailed application.  This is so that the criteria set out in the joint CABE / English Heritage publication Guidance on Tall Buildings can be fully assessed.

As a general observation, we would hope to see embedded in the outline the sorts of exemplar environmental strategies that we know Tesco's and their consultants are instigating on other projects.