Woolwich town centre design proposals

What do we want to know:

We’re asking local residents, community groups and businesses to share their views on the new design proposals and help shape the plans for Woolwich.


We want to make Woolwich a vibrant, attractive and accessible place to shop, work and live.

We’ve secured £21 million funding from the government’s Future High Streets Fund and Historic England, and funding from the Council, to help improve the town centre. 

We’ve developed designs for significant improvements in Beresford Square and Powis Street, using feedback local people shared with us in March.

The proposals include:

  • improving the layout of Beresford Square and Powis Street to encourage more shoppers and visitors 
  • providing flexible space for community events and al-fresco dining
  • improving facilities for market traders
  • a new interactive water feature, play spaces and planting
  • improving lighting, seating and paving
  • artwork celebrating Woolwich’s unique history
  • removing street clutter 
  • improving connections with local bus stops and train stations


This consultation started on 20 June 2022 and finished on 17 August 2022


Directorate of Regeneration Enterprise and Skills (DRES)

Directorate of Regeneration Enterprise and Skills

The Woolwich Centre
35 Wellington Street
SE18 6HQ