Welcome to the Greenwich Market Regeneration Website.
In January 2011 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Eric Pickles, MP agreed with the Planning Inspector’s recommendation to grant Greenwich Hospital planning permission to regenerate Greenwich Market.
The proposals you will read about within this website are to regenerate the area around and including Greenwich Market with a 100,000 sq ft mixed use scheme including a 100 bed hotel, 17,000sq ft of retail space and 155 trading stalls on the 1.64 acre site bounded by College Approach, Greenwich Church Street, Nelson Road and King William Walk.
Greenwich Hospital is now considering the detail of the consent, before deciding how best to move forward. In any event Greenwich Hospital will not consider starting the market regeneration before January 2013, following the first Christmas after the Olympics.
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About Greenwich Hospital and why it is regenerating the market
Greenwich Hospital is a Crown charity, established in 1694, which provides charitable support to serving and retired men and women of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and to their dependants. It devotes its resources to paying pensions; providing grants to naval charities, running three sheltered housing schemes; and awarding means tested bursaries at the Royal Hospital School. The Hospital does no fund-raising and its outputs are met entirely from its investments including the Greenwich Estate.
Greenwich Hospital owns a large proportion of Greenwich Town Centre, including “Greenwich Market” and further retail, residential, public houses, leisure properties and commercial properties in an area bounded by Romney Road, Nelson Road, Greenwich Church Street, the river and Eastney Street.
In April 2009 after extensive public consultation Greenwich Hospital submitted a planning application for the regeneration of Greenwich Market to Greenwich Council.
The Greenwich Council Planning Board met on 26 August and determined not to approve the plans for the regeneration of Greenwich Market. In February 2010, after careful consideration, Greenwich Hospital lodged an Appeal with the Planning Inspectorate on their market regeneration plans. In January 2011 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Eric Pickles, MP agreed with the Planning Inspector’s recommendation to grant planning permission for the regeneration of Greenwich Market.