Royal Arsenal Masterplan
In 2000 Berkeley was appointed as the successful developer of the Royal Arsenal and took on the responsibility to deliver a new urban quarter, now known as Royal Arsenal Riverside, with historic buildings very much at its heart.
The 88-acre former Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, SE18 is one of London’s largest brownfield regeneration sites and its transformation into a vibrant mixeduse community is a £1.2 billion project which is half way through a 30 year development.
Over the past 16 years, in partnership with English Partnerships/London Development Agency (LDA), the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Greater London Authority (GLA), Berkeley has been responsible for its transformation from a derelict industrial ammunitions site into a high quality residential-led mixed use development and destination.
To date over 2,000 new homes and over 500,000 sqft of non-residential uses have been delivered. As part of the ongoing regeneration, the masterplan for the Royal Arsenal has evolved over the last decade and has been updated in 2006, 2011 and 2013, in part to accommodate the delivery of a new Crossrail station in Woolwich (one of only two stations across the network located on private land).
The new station is intended to serve the transportation needs of the area and to re-position Royal Arsenal as a key gateway to Woolwich. Once complete, the development as a whole will provide 5,000 new homes with listed buildings and modern architecture sited together to create a new community supported by museums, cafés, bars, restaurants, health facilities, offices, shops, public transport facilities and a new park.