London Borough of Bexley - incorporates the eastern side of Thamesmead, including parts of North Thamesmead and all of South Thamesmead. Projects here include Abbey Wood and South Thamesmead Housing Zone, public realm improvements along Harrow Manorway and other projects such as improvements to the ridgeway path. 


Royal Borough of Greenwich - incorporates the western side of Thamesmead, including West Thamesmead, Central Thamesmead and parts of North Thamesmead. Projects here include Abbey Wood, Plumstead and West Thamesmead Housing Zone, improvements to the Thames Path and neighbourhood improvements at The Moorings.

Greater London Authority - providing £47.5 million investment to deliver two Housing Zones in Thamesmead as part of the Mayor of London's Housing Zone programme. Combined, the Abbey Wood, West Thamesmead and Plumstead, and the Abbey Wood and South Thamesmead Housing Zones will deliver over 2,500 new homes by 2026.
 

Transport for London - a key partner in delivering new transport infrastructure to help unlock Thamesmead's full potential. This includes taking forward the extension of the Docklands Light Railway to Thamesmead and the operation of the new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) service at Abbey Wood from December 2018.

The Story of Thamesmead

1971

A Clockwork Orange

Though filmed in locations across London, Stanley Kubrick's dystopian cult classic is most commonly associated with Thamesmead due to that scene shot at South Thamesmead's Southmere Lake. The film certainly caused a few ripples, perpetuating a negative image of the area and locals were understandably upset. As time has moved on so has Thamesmead, and A Clockwork Orange now lends the town something of an artistic edge.

1996
1996

Beautiful Thing
A beautiful story about of self-discovery, Beautiful Thing shows South Thamesmead at its best, casting a warm glow over the concrete buildings, parks and community.

2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoneix
Thamesmead was selected by Warner Bros to be one of a handful of locations used in the film.

2008

Kaiser Chiefs music video
British rockers, the Kaiser Chiefs filmed the music video to their single 'Never Miss a Beat' in Thamesmead. Filming took place along Harrow Manor Way - including at the Tavy Bridge, Binsey Walk, Southmere Lake and the Barge Pole pub (now demolished). 

2009-13
2009-13

Misfits
Channel 4’s BAFTA-award winning show Misfits was filmed on location across Thamesmead over the course of four series, with the Lakeside Centre serving as the community centre. It follows five outsiders on a community service who get struck by a flash storm and are gifted with special powers.

 

2013

The Script music video
The Script filmed their music video, Millionaires along Yarnton Way and in Abbey Wood. 

2014

In April 2014, Trust Thamesmead and Tilfen Land merge with Peabody.

2015

Victor Frankenstein
A-listers James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe filmed this creepy drama at North Thamesmead's Crossness Pumping Station – the Victorian, Grade I listed 'Cathedral on the Marsh'. Pop along and see if you can find some of the creepy props they left behind.

2016
2016

Initial consultation began on West Thamesmead Gateway.

Aug 2016
Aug 2016

The Friends of Tump 53 community group was set up with a mission to bring Thamesmead's historic nature reserve back into use. The group is led by local community members, with support from Peabody and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Jan 2017
Jan 2017

Gallions Reach Park was opened by Peabody. Created from land left vacant from the former Royal Arsenal, the park offers a new natural habitat environment with wildflower meadows and 800 new trees including black poplar, white poplar, hornbeam, silver birch, ash and Turkey Oak.

Jun 2017
Jun 2017

Start on site at The Reach. Due to complete in June 2019.

July 2017

Housing associations, Peabody and Family Mosaic merge to create a new Peabody. Working across 21 locations in London and the South East, Peabody now own and manage more than 55,000 homes, providing affordable housing for around 111,000 people.

Aug 2017
Aug 2017

Re-launch of Tump 53 

2017
2017

The A-Z Culture Guide produced by Peabody to outline what’s already happening, and to give Thamesmead residents a voice in the future.

Mar 2018
Mar 2018

Public consultation on plans for Abbey Wood Village.

Apr 2018
Apr 2018

Thamesmead Festival 2017 – shortlisted for London First Awards in the ‘Contribution to London’s Cultural Excellence’ category

May 2018
May 2018

Started onsite at Southmere Village where the building contractor, Durkan began preparing the site

May 2018

Byron Close Arches won the Wayfinding & Environmental Graphics category in the Design Week Awards 2018

Jun 2018
Jun 2018

Topping out event at The Reach to celebrate the last brick being layed. Work will now start on fitting the windows, doors and so on, with the new homes expected to be complete in June 2019.