A number of the Vision Construct team have their roots in South East London, and it was a point of pride to make the build impeccable on this site in the centre of Woolwich. As a London neighbourhood undergoing extensive regeneration, Woolwich is seeing new transport links and inward investment to complement its heritage roots. So the timing of this mid-rise development of apartments and commercial space was spot on. From the outset, we were struck by the architect’s plans for a distinctive Y shaped building, the focus on community, the children’s playground and the secure basement carpark. Combined with a renewed sense of energy in Woolwich itself, this new residence would hold unique appeal for investors and domestic buyers alike.
An investment group bought the Wellington Quarter site off plan, and Vision Construct were instructed to complete the build. The proposed development was a mid-rise part 6, part 9 storey building overlooking the river. Comprising a range of apartments with private balcony or terrace, commercial floor space and secure underground parking, the full scope of the project involved demolition, landscaping and infrastructure. The finished development would provide green space, riverside paths and connecting walkways to other parts of town.
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A turnkey development, the specifications provided to the Vision Construct team included:
The developer wanted to offer affordable luxury for buyers seeking an alternative to South London’s pricier areas. A high end finish needed to be delivered at the lowest possible cost, so finding a one-stop construction company that could efficiently manage every stage was important. They also needed to know that on completion, an owner could simply unlock their new front door, switch on the lights and move in.
The Challenges - and how we overcame them
Wellington Quarter presented just the type of challenge Vision Construct relish:
For every challenge presented, Vision Construct’s experience and expertise were central to the solution:
So far, our attention to detail has kept the build on schedule and on budget. Regular debriefs ensure we’re where we should be and we’re excited about a successful completion.
Our Clients Say
I have really enjoyed working with Vision on this project and in particular their willingness to resolve issues regardless of who is at fault which I have expressed at a number of recent development meetings. I do hope that we can get a few further projects off the ground
East Thames acquired 30 affordable homes within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets from Vision on a land design & build package…..We also agreed terms to acquire a further 12 affordable units within this development on a subject to planning basis. Construction commenced and ‘we are very satisfied with both the progress, quality of work and professionalism’.
‘…we have provided senior debt finance on eleven projects all of which have been located in and around London. The most recent scheme is one of the largest loans provided by the Bank towards property development activities. 'The projects completed so far have been kept to budget and completed to a high standard….We hold this relationship in very high regard and are keen to offer continued support.’
Vision has recently completed the acquisition of Ogilby Housing Society site, Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, which will see the demolition of 5 existing residence blocks and redevelopment of the site to provide 4 contiguous apartment blocks of between 7 and 13 storeys. It has been a pleasure to work with Vision in getting this project over the line. Your pragmatic approach to negotiations has been greatly appreciated and without doubt, has been a major factor to us agreeing the contract. This is the first project that Home Group and Vision are progressing and together and will hopefully not be the last.