Crossrail OSD – Woolwich

Woolwich Crossrail Over-site development aerial


For the first time ever on a major infrastructure project, Crossrail has been able to integrate the designs for twelve major property developments over its key construction sites.

In some areas (most notably Woolwich) acknowledgement of the wider regeneration benefits, both in terms of the public realm improvements associated with the stations and the transformative role of the over-site developments, have provided the catalyst to expand the development opportunities to include the site north of Plumstead Road and east of Arsenal Way.

Part of the Crossrail design process is to ensure that the urban realm for the station is properly integrated with the over-site developments above them and that the two elements combined complement and enhance the spaces in which they sit.

The proposals for Arsenal Way seek to create 398 high quality homes with carefully located retail and business space at ground floor level. The homes will be split into five distinct buildings of varying heights set around a landscaped garden.

Having been recommended by the lead architects, we undertook production of an extensive AVR suite to accompany the detailed planning submission as well as providing advice on various aspects of visual impact.

The planning application was submitted in January 2014.


Client: Crossrail
Architect: TP Bennett
Project Managers: ARUP
Structural Engineers: ARUP
Planning Consultants: GVA
Scope: Verified Photomontage CGIs – AVR 1 and AVR 3, Marketing CGIs
Planning Ward: Woolwich Riverside
Status: Permission Granted