A huge development of 272 homes in south London that was approved three years ago has been resubmitted with hundreds more flats added along with a 110-bedroom hotel.

Definition Capital and Assael Architecture have unveiled new plans to deliver 487 co-living homes in a series of blocks up to 17 storeys tall in Abbey Wood, Greenwich.

A scheme was previously given permission by the Greater London Authority in 2020 to build 272 homes on the site.

Planning documents from Definition Capital said that the approved scheme is no longer deliverable due to increased build and finance costs.

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The revised plans have since added a 110 bedroom hotel to the project which would include a bar, gym and restaurant.

Buildings in the previous scheme ranged between three and 17 storeys, with the new plans saying the massing and heights will remain largely the same in the revised proposal.

Planning documents said the co-living flats in the new project will help to divert demand away from HMOs in the area and will relieve pressure on local housing stock.

They added that each floor for the new flats will include a communal area with a kitchen, lounge and terrace.

A series of local benefits are also proposed in the scheme, including a meeting space available for community groups to use free of charge for up to 20 hours a week.

The developer has also offered £50,000 to improve public areas around the neighbouring Thistlebrook Estate.

The site on the corner of Eynsham Drive and Harrow Manorway in Abbey Wood currently includes a car wash and animal hospital, the latter of which would be reportedly retained in the new development and include new and enhanced facilities.

The upgraded animal hospital and new hotel are proposed to bring 54 new jobs to the area including concierge staff, maintenance operatives and general managers.

The surrounding landscape of the building was designed to “connect large social spaces” according to the applicants.

Planning documents said: “A range of seating and active spaces will provide residents opportunities to be together socially, actively and collaboratively. Planting, trees and climbers will create a beautifully verdant setting, which can be enjoyed from within the building looking out.”