The rebirth of Royal Arsenal is one of London’s greatest regeneration stories.

When Berkeley Homes took over the development in the 90’s in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich it was a bleak and challenging site. Vast, derelict, entirely cut off and heavily contaminated after being used by the Ministry of Defence as a munitions factory.

Fast forward twenty years and it has become a beautiful riverside neighbourhood, teeming with community life and reconnected to a re-energised Woolwich. Royal Arsenal is now home to over 7,000 people, a workplace for 650 people and welcomes thousands of visitors a year to its cafes, restaurants, shops, fairs and farmers markets. Twelve acres of public open space have been delivered and the grade listed buildings blend seamlessly in with new.

Royal Arsenal is still not complete, with over 10 years of work still left to complete. On this year’s open doors we will take you behind the scenes of Waterfront III. Here you will be able to learn more about the developments illustrious history, challenges faced by skilled workforce on a daily basis and the professions needed to deliver the standard Berkeley are renowned for.

Early construction

Address Royal Arsenal Project Office
Beresford Street
Royal Arsenal
SE18 6BG


Parking available no
Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 15
Register by March 17, 2019
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes

Under 18's to be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age 16

Jenni Carrott

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The next Open Doors will take place from Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March 2020.

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