Abbey Wood to see new co-living homes

New proposals for a site in South East London’s Abbey Wood could see the delivery of co-living homes, a hotel and upgraded animal hospital.

CGI of the proposed new animal hospital which will be upgraded as part of the project, which includes co-living homes | Definition Capital | Assael Architecture | BTR News
CGI of the proposed new animal hospital which will be upgraded as part of the project, which includes co-living homes.

Abbey Wood, Greenwich in South East London is set to see new co-living homes, a hotel, and an upgraded animal hospital at a site on the corner of Eynsham Drive and Harrow Manorway, opposite the western edge of the Thamesmead estate.

The scheme secured planning approval from the Greater London Authority in 2020 for 272 homes. However, plans were resubmitted to include more homes alongside a 110-bedroom hotel.

Definition Capital and Assael Architecture have unveiled their new plans to deliver a series of blocks with the likelihood of it ranging from between three to 17 storeys.

The development will include 487 co-living homes, with a shared area on each floor consisting of a lounge, kitchen and terrace. Delivering co-living homes will relieve pressure on the local housing market – as well as reduce demand on HMOs, the planning documents state.

Alongside the proposed co-living development, there could also be a space for local community groups to use for up to 20 hours a week, for free. And proposals include upgrades to the animal hospital and £50,000 from the developer to improve the public area around the neighbouring Thistlebrook Estate.

Future residents of the scheme would benefit from being minutes away from Abbey Wood rail station, which is part of the Crossrail network. Trains from Abbey Wood reach Liverpool Street in just 17 minutes and Heathrow Airport in 51 minutes.