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Heritage group fights Panter Hudspith’s plans to demolish Woolwich market


If the only important feature of the market building is the lamella roof, it would surely be possible to dismantle this and re-erect it elsewhere - for example, to cover a sports hall or music venue. Demolition usually means destruction (even to modern buildings full of elements seemingly crying out to be recycled) and sustainability is ignored in the pursuit of the fastest way to clear the site. So this roof, which clearly is worth saving in toto, surely doesn't have to get in the way of the very real need to provide (affordable?) homes, does it?. Unfortunately - according to the Spray Street Quarter website - only 35% of the new homes will be affordable, so I wonder how many of the others will land up as offshore purchases intended as commodities offering a safe investment haven with a rapid appreciation in value? rather than homes?

Posted date

30 April, 2018

Posted time

11:06 am