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As the original home of the Royal Arsenal, West Thamesmead is packed with heritage

West Thamesmead will be transformed with around 1,300 quality new homes, better green open spaces and new opportunities for shops and communities facilities.

There will also be improved links with the rest of London, with Crossrail's Elizabeth line serving next-door Woolwich from 2018 and a Thamesmead DLR link in the pipeline.

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New Neighbourhood

Around 1,000 new homes at The Reach and West Thamesmead Gateway


Shops and amenities

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Green spaces

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Play areas

New play area at Gallions Park


Broadwater Dock in West Thamesmead - part of the Royal Arsenal canal

These changes will build on West Thamesmead’s local heritage as the original home of Arsenal Football Club and the area’s previous use as part of the former Royal Arsenal - still seen today in features such as Broadwater Dock.