New photos of the £31.6 million restoration project Woolwich Works has released new photos as it builds up to its planned opening date in Spring 2021.

Pictures show construction underway as the scheme continues to convert old industrial buildings into a new "cultural hub" on the historic Royal Arsenal site.

The multi-million pound project by Greenwich Council aims to make the area "the capital's next landmark cultural destination", transforming a 15,000sqm complex in south east London into theatres, dance studios and places to eat.

The project states that it "will be throwing our doors open in Spring 2021."

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Whilst the project has undoubtedly been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Woolwich Works was given just short of £1 million in October.

The money was part of "lifeline" government funding for arts venues and organisations across London and the UK, amounting to a total £1.6 billion.

The money will help performances to restart, assist venues to plan for reopening, protect jobs and create freelance opportunities, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said.

And in a "strong vote of confidence in the visionary plans", the Government's DCMS has awarded the Woolwich Works project with £984,000.

The chair of the project said they were "delighted" with the funding, the third highest of any organisation in the country.

When finished, the site will have a 1,200 seated or 1,800 standing performance venue, five studio spaces, an outdoor courtyard able to host performances, as well as a cafe, bar and spaces for community groups.

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On the project's new website, it says more information detailing the upcoming shows, events and creative projects plus jobs and placements available in advance of next year's opening. "There will be a huge range of ways to be involved with Woolwich Works, and we look forward to sharing them with you over the coming months."

Cllr Adel Khaireh, Greenwich cabinet member for culture and communities, said: “Woolwich Works will become a crucial resource for both the creative sector and residents of Royal Greenwich in the wake of the pandemic.

"Not only will it be an incredible venue for music, art and theatre, it will also become a major employer providing local jobs, education opportunities and attracting investment to the area too.

“It will be fantastic to have London’s most exciting new arts destination on our doorstep when it launches next spring, providing access to an abundance of arts and cultural opportunities for our residents and beyond.”