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
    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Greenwich
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Greenwich and Woolwich
    Region:
    London and South East

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