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Allies and Morrisons Woolwich Tower Plans

Allies and Morrison Architects has been planning the redevelopment of one of the key sites at the Woolwich Interchange in the London borough of Greenwich.

The development features a 16-floor residential tower which will contain 51 apartments, plus an adjacent and connected lower-rise wing with 96 hotel rooms. In the base of the scheme will also be retail outlets whilst the planning application also takes into account the Woolwich DLR station that is located on the ground floor of the hotel element of the project.

The design is quite typical of Allies and Morrison using one of their signature appearances with a projecting stone frame that repeats with every two levels of windows and continues to project past the building corners creating spaces for balconies on the sides of the building. With the slender metal cladding panels and windows in between, a strong vertical emphasis is given to the appearance of the tower.

Creating a visual differentiation between the uses of the building, the hotel will contrast strongly thanks to the darker brick used. A glazed street frontage here will animate the ground level and help tie it in with area around the DLR station as well as run along the full length of plot on Woolwich Road for 52 metres. Bearing this in mind, in an attempt to create a street the architect has split the length of the hotel into three separate visual blocks that are defined by the width of the retail units they will contain.

The project is being developed by Oakmayne Properties, a company well known for their residential developments around London, and in particular a substantial pipeline in Elephant and Castle.
Woolwich Interchange Site 2, London
Woolwich Interchange Site 2, London