CASE STUDY - THE NEW WOOLWICH CENTRE: John Comber, LB Greenwich

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  • 1. Page 1 JOHN COMBER DIRECTOR OF REGENERATION LONDON BOROUGH OF GREENWICHCorporate Programme Office
  • 2. Page 2 John Comber Director of Regeneration London Borough of GreenwichCorporate Programme Office
  • 3. Page 3 Major drivers of change •  2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games •  Destination Greenwich: inward investment and tourism •  Culture, learning and creativity •  Transport infrastructure •  Housing growth •  Commercial and retailCorporate Programme Office
  • 4. Page 4 Our Regeneration Objectives•  Affordable housing in mixed tenure developments•  New jobs and training•  Health, community, education and recreation facilities•  Sustainable transport network, with new links across the river•  New physical and social infrastructure must go hand in hand with new housing supply•  Design quality & sustainability Corporate Programme Office
  • 5. Page 5 Transport and Public Realm •  DLR arrived in Woolwich 2009 •  Crossrail coming to Woolwich and Abbey Wood •  “Supercrossing” opened at Royal Arsenal / A206 •  Transforming two Woolwich squares •  What are the future options for Greenwich Waterfront Transit and more river crossings…?Corporate Programme Office
  • 6. Page 6 Housing Investment•  17% of Thames Gateway target•  12,000 on Peninsula;•  5,000 in Woolwich;•  2,000 in Thamesmead;•  4,400 in Kidbrooke;•  90% of permissions in place Corporate Programme Office
  • 7. Page 7 Approach To Modernisation•  Council’s Property Portfolio - £700m (including schools), 794 sites & buildings excluding housing•  Decision to provide three main centres one in each of the town centres, with Woolwich as the main base – reduction of 55 properties•  Access Channel Strategy – Web, telephone - Contact Centre, paper, Face to Face•  Combine use of buildings to increase utilisation•  Modernisation of services to generate efficienciesCorporate Programme Office
  • 8. Page 8 Why ? Improve Meet Customer’s communication21st rising expectations s Century Improvebuilding – Performancfit for e morepurpose; efficient, effective fully working accessible. Improve Improvedservices – environmenjoined up t for staff approach Harness resources, reduce costs of buildings Corporate Programme Office
  • 9. Page 9 The Woolwich Centre •  Library •  Service Centre •  Contact Centre •  Data Centre •  Office Space •  Public Meeting Space •  Town Centre RegenerationCorporate Programme Office
  • 10. Page 10Sustainability Insulation and natural ventilation and light Automatically controlled low energy lighting and motorised blinds; High efficiency boilers and an advanced building management control system. Water efficient fittings and rainwater harvesting; Green/Brown roofs which will enhance the biodiversity of the area and provide additional insulation Solar photovoltaic panels 30% CO2 emission reduction compared to a building of the same size, design and usage pattern without those measures.Corporate Programme Office
  • 11. The Woolwich Centre Page 11Corporate Programme Office
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  • 15. Page 15 Investment in the Woolwich Centre •  £23m Acquisitions & Site Assembly •  £68m Construction •  £14m Fit- out, mobilisation and decant •  £1.4m Programme Delivery & Fees •  Total £106.4m as a catalyst for Town Centre regeneration •  No impact on Council TaxCorporate Programme Office
  • 16. Page 16 Associated Tesco Development Tesco’s overall development is their largest in Europe. 12,200m² store – one of their biggest. 200m² retail food and drink units 2,500m² community or office use Public realm – landscaping 622 Town Centre Car Park spaces 960 residential units, 27% onsite affordable £6.5m Offsite contribution to family affordable housingCorporate Programme Office
  • 17. Page 17 Associated Tesco Development •  Creating 1,370 new Jobs – 550 in retail •  Transport - £1m •  Education - £2.65m •  Health Care - £500k •  Public Realm - £500k •  Police Resources - £198k •  Employment & Training - £660k •  Business Improvement & Support - £230kCorporate Programme Office
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