The Royal Borough of Greenwich has announced a shopfront regeneration scheme in Plumstead.

The project is being funded by the Mayor of London’s Good Growth fund and matched by the local council, totalling of £5.2 million of investment to the scheme.

On Monday, November 29, Royal Greenwich councillors and local businesses discussed the progress of council-led regeneration scheme in Plumstead.

It marks the first phase of improvement works for high-street shops, who will receive 90 percent of the total costs required to fund a new shopfront.

Plans were also made to improve local business who successfully applied for funding.

This includes new lighting, canopy replacements, new fascia boards, exterior redesign and the enhancement of brand identities.

The regeneration scheme also aims to upgrade local streets, roads and lighting and create greener public spaces.

It also intends to add public artwork that will add character and celebrate Plumstead’s “Rich history”.

Councillor Danny Thorpe, leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich said: “We are delighted that the first phase of this regeneration scheme has commenced on site.

“A second and third phase are soon to follow, and we anticipate over thirty shops will be transformed by spring 2022.”

Denise Scott-McDonald, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Good Growth of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: “Plumstead is a vibrant part of Southeast London and we hope these upgrades will shine a light on what the area has to offer.”

The regeneration scheme sets to have a team of architects, builders and designers on board to make this vision come to life.

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