M&S Foodhall to open by future Crossrail station in Woolwich

24th February 2016

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Berkeley Homes is delighted to announce that Marks & Spencer will be joining its Royal Arsenal Riverside development in Woolwich. 

Founded in 1884, Marks & Spencer has grown from a single market stall to an international, multi-channel retailer serving millions of customers its innovative food products each week. Located at Cadet House, Mark & Spencer will offer even more choice for residents and commuters using the forthcoming Woolwich Arsenal Crossrail station and will join other well-known supermarket brands such as Sainsbury's and Tesco on the Royal Arsenal Riverside development.

Karl Whiteman, Divisional Managing Director at Berkeley Homes, said: "We are delighted to announce that Marks & Spencer will be joining our development in Woolwich, adding to the growing commercial and cultural offer in the area. Royal Arsenal Riverside is becoming a first rate destination for people to live as well as a place where visitors can shop, eat and relax, surrounded by historic buildings and the River Thames."

Rob Morray, Head of Property Planning from Marks & Spencer, said: "We're looking forward to returning to Woolwich to join this exciting new development and serve both the local residents and commuters".

Cllr Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: "We shared the disappointment of local residents when Marks & Spencer departed Woolwich town centre 18 months ago, and have kept in close contact with the company since then. News that they are to return so soon is a clear sign that they recognise that Woolwich is growing and developing - with the Crossrail link acting as a key driving force in that growth."

"The Council campaigned hard for Crossrail because of the economic benefits that it would bring, with new businesses attracted and new jobs created for local residents. To welcome Marks and Spencer to the Crossrail station development underlines the positive impact that Crossrail is having for the local area - even before the link even opens."

When complete, Royal Arsenal Riverside will provide 5,000 new homes plus restaurants, bars, shops and leisure facilities including a gym, new pubs, restaurants and a four-acre public park. Historic conversions and contemporary new homes are set between parks, wide avenues, public squares and the River Thames.

Further spaces for commercial occupiers and cultural facilities will be available in the later phases of the development.

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