Greenwich's Old Town Hall To Become Flats And Viewing Gallery

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Greenwich's Old Town Hall To Become Flats And Viewing Gallery
Greenwich clock tower
Image: Matt Brown

The art deco landmark will be converted to housing, with public views up top.

It might not be the most famous landmark in Greenwich town centre, but the old Town Hall still packs a punch on the skyline. Now, it's to become 80 private rented flats following approval of plans by Greenwich's planning committee.

The plans, by developer Riverlow, will also see its distinctive clock tower open to the wider public four times a year.

The Town Hall's art deco lines have caught the eye since its completion in 1939. Sadly, the Grade II-listed building has sat empty since it was vacated by the Greenwich School of Management in 2019.

Meridian House in Greenwich
The building, also known as Meridian House, will see gain a new extension behind the street facade. Image: Riverlow Group

It's always good to see an historic building brought back into life. But concerns have been raised about the amount of affordable housing on site. Just 15 of the 80 flats will meet the definition of "affordable" which, as we all know, is in itself a dubious term. The ever-excellent Greenwich Wire has more details on the decision, including the developer's justifications for the housing allocation.

Last Updated 07 March 2024

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