Posted: May 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm by admin
In June this year, Woolwich residents and businesses will be able to enjoy two completely redeveloped town centre squares. General Gordon Square will include a water feature, new terraces, seating and footpaths as well as new trees, shrubs and new lighting. Beresford Square will have a new layout for the market, space for new stalls, new seating and new street lighting. The level of some parts of the square is being changed in order to reduce the slope to maximize access for all users.
The makeovers are part of the £6.6m Woolwich Squares project, which is set to transform the town centre. The project is being funded through the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency, Transport for London and developers.
You can get more details by visiting the project office in the Woolwich Equitable building on the corner of General Gordon Square. Other developments in the pipeline are the completion of the Woolwich Centre during the summer months. It is a key part of the Council’s strategy to continue to drive out inefficiencies and improve service delivery.
The new Woolwich Centre will be a base for over 2,000 members of staff who will operate more closely and effectively. This will also enable the Council to work positively with its partners. The building will feature: an integrated service centre where residents can access a range of Council services, an expanded Woolwich Library, a business centre Greenwich Gallery and a public meeting and exhibition space.