A PROPOSAL has been made to create up to 85 homes in a council building .

The homes are being planned for existing upper floors of Meridian House in Greenwich, Royal Hill, with proposals for two additional floors.

The planning will also allow public access to the observation deck in the Clock tower.

The property has been empty since 2019, when the Greenwich School of Management vacated the space.

Riverlow Group, owner of the Meridian House, are looking at ways to ensure that the buildings heritage maintained and ‘enjoyed for many years to come’.

As mentioned in the proposal by Riverlow Group, it said: “We believe that this is a facility and view that more local people should have access to, and as part of our plans we are working up a mechanism that would allow limited public access at key dates across the year.”

The company aim to propose a ‘Build to Rent’ scheme that delivers new rental accommodation.

“We believe that a Build to Rent approach here has compelling public benefits. It brings the building back into a range of uses, including residential.

“It would provide local people with high quality and secure rented accommodation and ensures Riverlow can continue their long-term stewardship of Meridian House.” As said on their proposal.

Riverlow Group aim to submit a planning application by 2022 to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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A Riverlow Group spokesperson said “We recently held an extensive programme of pre-planning community consultation on our emerging proposals which aim to give Meridian House a bright future that befits its Listed status.

“The deadline for resident comments is 30th November after which we will analyse each submission and review our proposals.”