But, as local people have told us, there are still improvements needed in public areas around neighbourhood. So over the next few years, pedestrian routes, play facilities, lighting and local amenities will be our focus.

Good Growth Fund
The ‘Good Growth Fund’ project will transform the 1970s buildings and spaces underneath flyovers into flexible spaces which will be able to host a range of services including: community meetings, activities and events, flexible and affordable enterprise space and space for skills and training. You can find out more about the Good Growth Fund and how to be involved by viewing the Good Growth Fund Booklet.

Moorings Projects
We've been working right across The Moorings to improve the area and these are some of our projects:

  • Claridge Way – This well used footpath in the heart of the Moorings is about to undergo a £300,000 resign as we invest into improving the area. We have been working with the local community in the moorings to co-design improvements to Claridge way. Jan Kattein Architects will work with us to help create the designs that the community would like to see. They could include twilight play, woodland adventure walks and a painted play route. We also want to improve the green spaces near the boundary of Hawksmoor Primary School and Claridge Way, so have hired Kat Wojnar; an experienced gardener to work with the community and the students of Hawksmoor to help them consider how the space will look and what it will be used for. You can view the Claridge Way webpage here.
  • Arnott Close Underpass– Students from the Woolwich Polytechnic and young people from Hawksmoor Youth Club are working together to create a new art and lighting design to transform an underpass between Arnott Close and Claridge Way in the Moorings. The students, working with local Thamesmead artist Sam Skinner, will  make the underpass feel welcoming with their vibrant art design and safer will new lighting. We will be unveiling the final design by holding a special event on 27 November 2019. Join us to celebrate the opening of the new toddler play area, newly decorated underpass and watch a special made film about the Moorings.
  • Former Moorings social club - The former Moorings Social Club will be refurbished and open again to the public from late 2020, alongside new spaces in Byron Close arches and the surrounding landscape. From working with the local community; at every stage, we know that safety, access and having a community hub for all ages is important so we make sure that the former social club offers what the community needs and wants. We welcome any feedback and want to hear the views of the local community on what you want the new social club to be. Our next drop in session will take place on Saturday 2 November 11am – 4pm outside Gogi’s Supermarket.
  • Moorings Neighbourhood Forum –  Moorings Neighbourhood Forum became formally designated in June 2019 as a qualifying body for the purpose of creating a neighbourhood plan for the area. The forum will give local people in the Moorings much greater say over what happens in your neighbourhood. Peabody is a formal member of the Forum’s committee.  Now that the forum is designated, members will work closely with residents and stakeholders to develop the Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Superzone – We want to support residents to be happier and healthier, which is why we’re working with Royal Borough of Greenwich to take steps to create a healthier environment in the Moorings. The GLA initiative, called a Superzone is 400m area around Hawksmoor Primary School. By offering spaces where children can be active, like our new toddler play area and by working with local shops to make it easier for children and families to have access to good food; we hope that the community will come together to enjoy these healthier spaces.

 

Past Moorings Projects

  • Byron Close Arches - We completed a project to transform the arches along Byron Close. Working with Alphabetical, who previously designed signage for The Link Thamesmead and installed by local production company KD Productions, the design of the façade was created with input from the local community who wanted the theme to reflect the wildlife and nature which is all around Thamesmead.
  • Booth Close ball court - We've enhancing the ball court near Booth Close, creating better facilities for basketball and 5-a-side football.
  • Arnott Close Public Canal Space - an inaccessible canal side space will be enhanced with new planting, paving and new accessible access.
  • Hawksmoor Youth Club (bike racks) - Peabody worked in partnership with Moorings Cllrs, Hawksmoor Youth Club and London Met Architecture students to design and install bike racks outside the youth club. A group of young people at Hawksmoor Youth Club worked through the design process with local graffiti artist Cieron @ C-THAT and everyone pitched in to paint the final design.