One Woolwich

Mixed-tenure estate regeneration providing 1,500 new homes

In July 2013 Lovell were delighted to be chosen as development partner for the £269 million One Woolwich redevelopment programme to transform three council estates in Woolwich.

Construction work on the 13-year programme is set to start in September 2014 with the first homes ready by the summer 2016.

Scope of Works

The scheme involved the demolition of 1,064 homes and the construction of 1,500 new homes built over seven phases.

Our vision for this project is to provide a high-quality development which will improve connectivity and create a strong sense of place with specific and indentifiable character, where people choose to live.

Phase 1 homes will be a mixed of one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as three and four bedroom houses. The buildings will range from three to 18 storeys high.



All our new homes will achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 rating and will follow the energy and sustainability standards set out in the Royal Borough of Greenwich Core Strategy and the London Plan.

In line with our tried and tested sustainability strategy, we will work on a ‘fabric-first’ basis. All apartments will employ Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) and houses will employ Mechanical Extract Ventilation (MEV).

Moreover, all apartments on two of the sites will be served by a communal boiler plant to delivery clean heat and where most of the properties are houses, gas-fired combi or system boilers and radiators plus PV panels are proposed.

We aim to divert at least 95% of all waste from landfill.

Community development

To benefit the local community we have developed an extensive Employment and Skills Plan with RBG and asra will be working with the local community  to deliver their Volunteer Training Programme. We will advertise all vacancies through Greenwich Local Labour and Business.

We are also committed to supporting the Borough with their Construction Skills (Craft) centre and will contribute £20,000 pa for at least eight years to support the centre.

There have also been several public exhibitions since 2011 where local residents, businesses and other stakeholders have had the opportunity to discuss and comment on the proposals.

Added Value

Our position within the Morgan Sindall Group gives us unique access to funding which we are able to use to help our clients bring projects like One Woolwich through to planning and get homes built.

The development will provide up to 90 apprenticeships over the duration of the scheme and we will create a £150,000 Community Trust Fund for local community groups and projects.


We are using BIM software to provide fully  co-ordinated designs and 3D views of the new estates taken directly from the model – underpinning our planning permission application for Phase 1.

Planning layouts, elevations and sections are fully co-ordinated down to the topography of the sites. The model enables accurate and efficient profiling of the site and will be used to integrate the structural and service components.

Once construction begins the site teams and supply chain will be able to access the model remotely, which will enable full clarity on the construction of the building giving information that is difficult to interpret with traditional 2D drawings.

BIM is not just a model, it is a process of collaboration, working with our supply chain we will be able to provide accurate maintenance and purchaser manuals and this long programmed project provides a perfect opportunity for continual improvement and expansion of the process.


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asra Housing Group & Royal Borough of Greenwich
£269 million
Work involved
Royal Borough of Grenwich