The University of Greenwich has announced plans to invest in a new development in Greenwich town centre. It has acquired a large site, spanning Stockwell Street, Nevada Street and King William Walk, on which it intends to build a new library and a new home for the School of Architecture & Construction.
The initiative will provide an important boost to the local economy, increasing staff and student numbers in the town by about 20% and bringing additional income to local businesses.
The university intends to commission an inspiring piece of contemporary architecture, following a competitive process to select an architect. Plans are at a very early stage but the university says that it is committed to consulting with local residents, businesses and other neighbouring organisations as soon as it has a clear set of proposals.