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Alan Camp bags planning for Woolwich tower

[First look + project data] Alan Camp Architects has won planning permission for this 16-storey residential high-rise in Woolwich, south east London

The project for private developer Albany Homes creates a 100-unit riverside development between two Grade II-listed graving docks at Mast Pond Wharf.

A previous historic dockyard in the area was used to berth Henry VIII’s Grace à Dieu warship.

Alan Camp’s scheme features a new base for the Woolwich Dockyard Angling Club and a local history exhibition will also be built on the waterside.

The anodised aluminium-clad main tower features a rooftop play area while a proposed multi-storey car park next door will have a green wall.

The design aims to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes level 4 and includes solar panels and a gas-fuelled combined heat and power unit.

Alex Wythe, Alan Camp Architects partner, said: ‘This is a very sensitive site with significant technical and planning constraints.

‘We put in a lot of work with both English Heritage and the Environment Agency to deal with their concerns, all of which were understandable given that the site is not only a historic one but is to all intents and purposes in the River Thames.

‘We also consulted extensively with the Woolwich Angling Club and Greenwich’s urban design officer and although there was some opposition from local residents, members of the planning committee praised the quality of our design and welcomed the proposals.’


Project data


Architect: Alan Camp Architects- Alex Wythe, Piotr Lutz
Client: Albany Homes
Planning Authority: London Borough of Greenwich
Structural Engineer: Blyth and Blyth
Flood Risk Assessor: RJ Fillingham Associates
Energy consultant: AJ Energy
Viability consultant: BNP Paribas



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