Abbey Place

We secured planning permission on behalf of HUB residential for a 21-storey residential tower and 12-storey building adjacent to Abbey Wood’s new Elizabeth Line station in Royal Borough of Greenwich. The scheme provides 245 build to rent units, with a 10% affordable housing provision in the form of discounted market rent units. Mixed-use commercial units are also provided on the ground floor. In developing the proposals, the project team worked closely with a number of stakeholders including those from the GLA, Historic England, CABE, London City Airport and with officers from the Local Authority.

A Townscape Visual Impact Assessment we carried out also concluded that the retention of key townscape elements (such as the Truscon buildings’ southern facade), combined with new built forms being recessively stepped in their mass and height, ensured that a distinctive and yet unified sense of place was able to be delivered.

Project Details

This proposal would see the creation of:

  • Featured in New London Architecture Tall Building’s study
  • A 21-storey residential tower and 12-storey building
  • Scheme provides 245 build to rent units, with a 10% affordable housing provision

The project is seen by the Council as a landmark building to kick-start the regeneration of this part of the Borough, which will help to create value and investment, in tandem with the improved transport links.

Abbey Place was among a total of 100 buildings featured in New London Architecture’s Tall Building Survey. The report provides the only comprehensive analysis of all tall buildings, over 20 storeys, proposed, in planning or under construction in London.