Woolwich Council has appointed The Hill Group as housing development partner on its Woolwich Leisure Centre scheme
The council is investing in a new state-of-the-art leisure centre fronting General Gordon Square in the heart of Woolwich town centre.
This will offer a wide range of facilities, including a six-lane 25m swimming pool, waterslide and flumes, spa, gym and more.
Along with the leisure centre, there will be shops, places to eat, public spaces and the refurbishment of the Tramshed theatre and arts centre.
500 new homes, a combination of private and affordable, are planned to be delivered by the Hill Group, who were appointed following a competitive tender process.
The homes will be built between Vincent Road and Wilmount Street, adjacent to the new leisure centre.
‘Much-needed flats and houses’
Councillor Anthony Okereke, cabinet member for housing, said: “Like every other borough in London, we are facing an unprecedented housing crisis and we are doing everything we can to tackle it.
“Our Woolwich Leisure Centre scheme will deliver hundreds of much-needed flats and houses in a range of sizes, including homes for families.
“Some will be for market sale, as well as affordable housing including 51 social rented homes for local residents, on leases from the council.
“We selected Hill, a family-run business, as our development partner from a wide range of responses due to their excellent experience delivering high-quality homes for a range of councils and their strong sustainability credentials.”
Andy Hill, chief executive at Hill Group, added: “We are proud to be selected to work in partnership with Royal Borough of Greenwich and the residents to deliver their vision for the regeneration of the Woolwich Leisure Centre Scheme.
“We look forward to meeting the community and other stakeholders to learn and discuss proposals that keep their ambitions at the heart of the plans.
“We take a resident-led approach to regeneration to ensure the developments we create in existing neighbourhoods benefit the entire local community.”
The council expects the new leisure centre to be complete and ready for use in winter 2024.