Plans for a tower on the green area outside Tesco by General Gordon Square in Woolwich have been resurrected.

Tesco originally had plans for a tower around five years ago. It was a pretty poor design that fortunately didn’t go ahead. They have since sold sites in front and behind their Woolwich store to Meyer Homes who are behind this scheme, as well as other plans at former Tesco sites in Lewisham and Dartford.

Original tower proposal by Spenhill, the Tesco development division

There would be 200 homes in the tower and 600 at sites to the rear.

The original tower plans were pretty dire and there’s no images of this new scheme. A Woolwich town masterplan permitted a tall tower at that site back then. However, since that time the masterplan has been revised and a lower height is now the target.

Here’s a post from 2015 looking at the revised Thomas Street area SPD. This looked to scale back earlier plans to allow tall towers on the area in front of Tesco, with a cap on heights between 10-15 floors.

Yet two years later new site owners Meyer Homes appear to be pushing ahead with plans similar to those Tesco were pursuing.

Click here to see Meyer Homes plan for the former Tesco site in Dartford and a tower on Tesco’s car park in Lewisham.

Planning ref: 17/0690/EIA