Project 

The Albany Group

King Henry's Dock

One of the major tests of this scheme was to create a development on the riverside of the flood defences, on a strip of land between the two Listed docks, and on a site that had been designated by the Council as Community Open Space.

We co-ordinated the submission of a planning application for a tall building development at King Henry's Dock, Woolwich, a Grade II Listed dock, located on the south bank of the River Thames.

The scheme proposed a comprehensive redevelopment of the site to provide a purpose-built facility for the Woolwich Dockyard Angling Club and a 16 storey residential tower. The site contains two Grade II Listed docks that are falling into disrepair but provide ponds used by the angling club.

One of the major tests of this scheme was to create a development on the riverside of the flood defences, on a strip of land between the two Listed docks, and on a site that had been designated by the Council as Community Open Space.

The scheme evolved through detailed pre-application discussions with Greenwich Council Officers, the Greater London Authority (GLA), the Environment Agency and English Heritage. Community consultation events were held, which were well attended by the local community in February 2010 and March 2011. This led to amendments to the scheme to address the concerns of the local community and the Council, such as the height of the building, views, impact on daylight and flood risk.

Through working closely with the Council and relevant stakeholders, such as English Heritage, Members resolved to grant planning permission for the development of 100 apartments at Committee.

Summary of achievements

  • Acting a lead consultant on the project
  • Co-ordination of the planning application
  • Detailed negotiation with the Council leading to the recommendation for approval
  • Detailed negotiation relating to the Section 106 Agreement