The last ten units have been released for sale at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich by developer Durkan, as the final phase of its redevelopment is finished. Home to what is reputed to be the oldest cricket pitch in England, Winston Churchill’s alma mater and the birthplace of snooker, the Academy’s listed buildings have been lovingly restored and converted into 328 modern one, two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and apartments.
The redevelopment, which took the listed buildings off Historic England’s At-Risk list, is an almost 50:50 split of luxury new build and refurbished units, 182 for private sale, 62 shared ownership, six affordable rent and 57 assisted living. The last 10 high specification, one and two-bed apartments all are uniquely designed with double-height living spaces and a galleried mezzanine. Many have double- or triple-height bedroom/bathroom/study accommodation in one of the original elegant octagonal turrets.
Danny Durkan, Executive Chairman, said: “The Academy has been a particularly challenging, yet extremely satisfying and special project. It was in a poor state when we acquired it and we have restored it to its former glory, whilst creating stylish new homes perfect for today’s lifestyle.
“The finished product is modern and exciting with an abundance of history. The unique apartments have beautiful contemporary designs by architects John McAslan & Partners that benefit from the original features and architecture of the 18th Century building.
“It is a fantastic place to live, surrounded by the greenery of Woolwich Common yet with the urban allure of London close at hand. Residents will also benefit from the new Crossrail connection, due to open in 2018.”