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Progress so far

Since January 2020, the project team has: 

  • developed the design of the leisure centre and appointed contractor, Morgan Sindall
  • submitted a planning application for the refurbishment and extension of the Tramshed theatre 
  • started to explore the opportunity to provide new homes, commercial uses and public spaces on the site 
  • started the process to select a residential development partner. 

Tell us what you think  

The project is a big investment in Woolwich with great potential to enhance the town centre with new public facilities, homes and job opportunities.

Help us to make the most of this opportunity and ensure the new development fits well into the existing community. 

We want you to contribute to our developing plans for the project and we’ve created a consultation so you can tell us your views. You can view a virtual exhibition as part of the consultation, including artist impressions of what the designs could look like when they're brought to life.  

Fill in the consultation 

What you've told us already 

Last year, more than 2,300 people responded to our public consultation to tell us what they thought of the plans for the new leisure centre.  

The feedback was overwhelmingly supportive of moving the leisure centre to Woolwich Town Centre and highlighted the need for it to be a community space rather than just a leisure centre. 

Three designs were presented to Cabinet in April 2019, reflecting the feedback from the consultation. The project team were asked to develop two of the proposed options. Read section 7 of the April 2019 Cabinet report for more details about the designs.  

In January 2020, Cabinet chose their preferred design and asked the project team to find a contractor to build the centre.  

Cabinet also agreed that design and planning work could progress to include the Tramshed theatre refurbishment and residential development. This includes finding a residential developer to work with the council. 

Read the January 2020 Cabinet report.