Royal Arsenal Building 41 and 41a Royal Laboratory Square, Plumstead Road SE18 - Greenwich

Ordnance factory and workshop, ammunition factory, then sawmill and cooperage. Quadrangular plan around a central courtyard, with two storey ranges built from 1805 onwards. Following Local Authority investment, the west wing houses the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust and Heritage Centre; the rest of the building is unoccupied. Although recently re-roofed, signs of water ingress in vacant wings indicate possible issues with rainwater goods and brickwork. The Local Authority has acquired the lease and is actively pursuing the building's re-use as part of a wider strategy for this area.

Royal Arsenal Building 41 and 41a Royal Laboratory Square, Plumstead Road SE18 - Greenwich
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: ROYAL ARSENAL BUILDING 41 AND 41A ROYAL LABORATORY SQUARE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1288913
  • Local Planning Authority: Greenwich
  • Site Type: Defence > Military building

Location

  • Building Name: Royal Arsenal Building 41 and 41a Royal Laboratory Square
  • Postcode: SE18
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Greenwich
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Greenwich and Woolwich
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II, CA

Contact Details

Conservation Team (LPA) 020 8921 5355

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England