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Art deco design at it’s best!


With it’s name deriving from art deco roots, Southern Home Ownership have just launched Deco, their brand new development, hosting a collection of one and two bedroom apartments, set in the heart of Woolwich SE18 – a newly sought-after location within the Royal Borough of Greenwich

The development is a conversion of the old art deco-style Co-op building, which was built as a department store in 1938 by the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society. Needless to say, with such stylish foundations, the bar had already been set high when it came to the quality of the conversion, and many of the original building features – including period railings to the stairwell and ceilings up to three metres high – have been retained. Southern have then gone on to include a modern specification, providing a selection of classical apartments with a modern twist.

The location
Woolwich is undergoing a period of intensive regeneration, with huge investment in new housing, transport and leisure.

Deco is situated in the main shopping area of Woolwich, with a number of great restaurants nearby. Some favourites include the Blue Nile, an Eritrean-Italian restaurant on Woolwich New Road – described as an unexpected gem by the The Guardian, Koffees & Kream on Calderwood Street and Curry Asia on Thomas Street.

If you fancy more traditional pub grub, head to Dial Arch, or Taproom – both located in the historical Royal Arsenal, or the Woolwich Equitable on Vincent Road in General Gordon Square.
The main shopping area features a number of high-street brands and a market runs six days a week in Beresford Square, in front of the Royal Arsenal gatehouse.

If outdoor space is something you’re after, then there are a number of open spaces around, including Woolwich Common, Charlton Park, Plumstead Common and, of course, Greenwich Park. For fitness fans there is the Waterfront Leisure Centre and The Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club.

Getting around town
For commuters you couldn’t ask for a better location; direct routes from Woolwich Arsenal Station include services to Charing Cross (30 mins), Cannon Street (28 mins), and London Bridge (23 mins).

There’s also a DLR service with trains to Stratford (19 mins), Bank (27 mins), and City Airport (six mins).

Canning Town is a short journey away (13 mins), where you can pick up the Jubilee Line and be in Canary Wharf in just under 25 minutes.*

Over 90 buses each hour link to central and south east London and that’s not all, 2018 will see the launch of the Crossrail, with Woolwich benefiting from links to Reading and Heathrow in the west, through London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

To find out more about the homes available at Deco, visit

This development also includes two beautiful wheelchair-adapted apartments. For more information, call 0300 555 2171.

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