It’s not exactly a secret but Marks and Spencer are returning to Woolwich after departing the town a couple of years ago for Charlton. A planning application has been formally submitted.

They are taking on Blocks A and B below newly built towers. The exact spot is closest to the forthcoming Crossrail station.


Unlike the former department store in the town centre this new branch is simply a food store. The planning ref is 16/2927/F.

Also submitting plans for the new parade of commercial units is a Mini showroom. This will occupy a unit underneath the last tower to complete. The reference is 16/2928/F.

The final tower on this stretch is now almost complete. Here’s a pic from this past week:


A Sainsbury’s is also likely to occupy a unit. Plans have also been submitted last week for another 150 odd homes around the corner. I’ll cover those in an imminent post.