Q. What is proposed?

A: The emerging proposals for the site include the following key elements:

  • a new Sainsbury’s supermarket;
  • over 200 high quality private and affordable homes;
  • an 80-100 bed hotel;
  • start-up business accommodation;
  • an Early Years/nursery facility, and;
  • a new public square.
  • a new Library is also being considered as part of discussions       with Royal Borough Greenwich

The proposals will bring major new investment to the area and as a result provide other local benefits, including:

  • Around 500 full time and part time employment opportunities (plus 400 during the consultation phase)
  • Confidence in the local economy enhancing perceptions and encouraging other investment
  • Improved, safer and better connected routes for pedestrians;
  • More convenient access to shopping and other facilities
  • Retain more expenditure within Abbey Wood centre as a whole
  • Helping to put Abbey Wood ‘on the map’ ahead of Crossrail

The detail design of the scheme is still progressing and the development team are keen to listen to the views of local residents and businesses to help shape the final plans.

Q. How do I get involved?

A:The Cross Quarter team has held a series of public consultation events to present the proposals for the site to the local community. The exhibition materials are available to download from the 'Consultation' section of this website, and people are encouraged to submit feedback through the form on the 'Get in Touch' page.

The Cross Quarter team is keen to hear your views and will be considering all feedback received to date to help inform and develop the final plans for the site.

If you require further information, please contact Charlie Pooley and M&N Communicationsp on T : 020 7760 7529, E : Click to email



Q. Will my views really count?

A:Yes, your views are important to us and to the Council which will be determining the planning application in due course. The ultimate success of the scheme depends on the level of community involvement in shaping the scheme during the early design stage of the project.


This is an exciting and ambitious scheme for Abbey Wood, and the greater the level of public support we can achieve, the greater the likelihood of the scheme being approved and starting on site soonest.



Q. What are the timescales?

A:Subject to the comments received during the consultation phase, it is anticipated that a planning application will be submitted to the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council towards the end of 2012.


If approval can be obtained in early 2013, demolition works would commence shortly after, to allow construction work to start in late 2013. This would see the first residential completions and delivery of the supermarket and Public Square in mid 2015.