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The Academy by Durkan Estates

The Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich Common, London, SE18 4AS

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Welcome to The Academy, a new landmark London address offering the rare opportunity to own a prestigious home in a truly unique and historic setting. This impressive development offers a choice of high specification 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments, duplexes, triplexes, houses and town houses. Each home benefits from allocated parking and many have private courtyard gardens.

Overlooking Woolwich Common in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the venerable Royal Military Academy is now being restored by Durkan Estates to offer a collection of inspirational homes of true character, many of which will be within the original Grade II* listed buildings and will benefit from a wealth of original features. Step outside and you will find that yesterday's quadrangles and parade grounds are being developed into charming squares and boulevards in which to stroll, meet friends and explore.

With development works coming to completion, many of the remaining properties are ready for immediate occupation. The attractive Officers’ Mess provides 4 two bedroom apartments/houses centred around the original Officers’ Mess gardens. 2 homes remain in The West Arcade, one featuring substantial 3 bedroom apartment with full width mezzanine and double height living space. The spectacular duplex and triplex apartments in East Officers’ Quarters will be complete in June ’17 offering 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments, all with mezzanines and double height living space.

The Academy is perfectly placed to enjoy the sophisticated charms of Blackheath Village, the world heritage site at Greenwich, several parks and ancient woodlands and the O2 Arena. The nearby Woolwich Arsenal DLR station, excellent overground connections and the forthcoming Crossrail station also mean that The Academy is ideally situated for access to Canary Wharf, The City, Stratford and London's West End.



The Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich Common, London, SE18 4AS

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Leisure Facilities

Sitting proudly on the eastern fringes of Woolwich Common, this is an area that's tipped to become one of London's next residential hot spots, thanks to its superb transport links and close proximity to the river, Canary Wharf and London City Airport. The town is at the heart of the Thames Gateway regeneration area and currently enjoying a multi-million pound regeneration to further enhance its leisure, commercial and retail facilities including a Tesco superstore. Among the exciting benefits will be a new Crossrail station, a heritage quarter with two museums, an attractive riverside walk and public library.

Local Shopping

The phrase ‘talking shop’ originated at The Academy. Its first premises was a converted workshop and cadets would ‘talk shop’ - referring to military matters that civilians wouldn’t understand. Today at The Academy, you’ll be talking serious shopping instead - with London’s finest retail destinations all within easy reach! While Woolwich offers excellent everyday shopping facilities and Blackheath has its sophisticated boutiques to explore, sometimes you’ll feel in need of some serious retail therapy - so it’s fortunate that, at The Academy, London’s biggest and best shopping destinations are only a short journey away!

Westfield Stratford City, one of Europe’s newest shopping destinations, is under 20 minuets away from Woolwich Arsenal Station on the DLR, and offers an enticing collection of over 250 stores, featuring Armani, Hugo Boss, Mulberry and Calvin Klein - as well as large branches of Marks & Spencer and Waitrose and over 70 places to eat and drink.

You’ll find Bluewater shopping and leisure centre is only 15 minutes away by car. With over 330 shops at one of Britain’s premier retail destinations, from Apple to Zara, House of Fraser and John Lewis, as well as a host of exciting leisure opportunities and an extensive selection of eateries.

London’s West End is currently less than 40 minutes away by train offering the famous stores of Oxford Street or the sophisticated boutiques of neighbouring Bond Street.

Transport Links

You’ll find The Academy is exceptionally well connected...

DLR - From Woolwich Arsenal DLR (approximately a mile away): you can reach London City Airport in 5 minutes, Stratford International in 26 minutes and Bank in just 28 minutes.

Tube - By using a combination of DLR and Tube services, it's possible to reach Canary Wharf in 17 minutes, Liverpool street Station in 35 minutes or Oxford Circus in under 40 minutes.

Mainline Rail Services - You can connect with mainline rail at Woolwich Arsenal station, with services to Cannon Street, Charing Cross and London Bridge taking typically less than half an hour.

Crossrail - Crossrail is due to open in 2018, reducing journey times to Canary Wharf (8mins), Liverpool Street (14mins), Farringdon (17 mins) & Bond Street (22 mins)

Bus - Regular bus services from Woolwich provides useful links to both Blackheath and Greenwich, as well as London’s West End and even out to the Bluewater Shopping Centre.

River Clipper - Royal Arsenal Woolwich Pier 15 minutes to Greenwich Pier, under 30 minutes to Canary Wharf, 36 minutes to Tower Millennium Pier, 44 minutes to Bankside and 53 minutes to Embankment Pier.

Road - Connected to the capital and national road network via the A205 (South Circular) and the A206 (Dartford M25 spine road). The nearby A2 connects with the M25 at Junction 2 and Blackwall Tunnel connects to the A12.

Woolwich Ferry - The Woolwich Ferry offers a free river crossing service for both cars and those on foot, linking the two sides of the river and the North/ South Circular Roads.

Air - Nearby London City Airport is 5 minutes away on the DLR. London Heathrow can be accessed via the Tube and DLR and London Gatwick in 54 minutes via DLR, Tube and National Rail.

Nearest stations:

National Train Station logo Woolwich Arsenal (1.1 miles)
National Train Station logo Woolwich Dockyard (1.2 miles)
National Train Station logo Eltham (1.4 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Driving directions

Marketing Suite and Show Home open Thursday - Monday, 11.00am - 5.00pm (Sunday 4.00pm)

For Sat Nav use SE18 4AS

By Road

M25 – North

Heading north on the Dartford Tunnel, follow the A282 and at junction 31 take the A1090/A1306 exit to Thurrock (Lakeside.) At the roundabout exit onto the M25 and then join the A282. At junction 1B take the exit to Dartford and follow signs to the A2. Continue on the A2 for approximately 9 miles and then turn right onto Westhorne Ave/A205. Continue on the A205 on Well Hall Road and turn right at Woolwich Common and continue onto Red Lion Lane. Turn right to enter The Academy.

M25 – South
From Westerham Wood heading east on M25 take the M25 North exit. Continuing on the M25, at junction 3, take the A20 exit. Continue on the A20 for approximately 8 miles and then turn right onto Court Road/A208. Continue straight on the A208 and at the roundabout take the 2ndexit onto Well Hall Road/A205. Continue on the A205 and then turn right at Woolwich Common and continue onto Red Lion Lane. Turn right to enter The Academy.

By Train – DLR
The Academy is approximately a 15 minutes walk from Woolwich Arsenal DLR offering fantastic links to London City Airport and Bank. Stopping at Canning Town provides links to the Jubilee line where you’ll arrive at Canary Wharf in just over 20 minutes. With a change at Bank, on the Central line you can arrive at London.

About Developer

Part of the Durkan Group, a construction, investment, housing and development company, Durkan Estates enjoys an excellent and longstanding reputation not just for quality new build homes throughout London but also for prestigious landmark refurbishment and regeneration projects which continue to set new standards as architectural projects of genuine significance. As a result, the company has received numerous awards for its commitment and attention to detail, including the Express British Housebuilder of The Year Award.

Award winning projects include the Waterford House project in West Drayton, where one and two bedroom apartments were sympathetically appointed on the site of the West Drayton Watermill recorded in the Domesday Book. At The Cedars in Blackheath, Durkan’s restoration and extension of a Grade II Listed mansion to provide ten superior quality apartments won the Best New Conversion category in the Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

Durkan is proud to be at the forefront of environmentally friendly practices at every stage of its developments through its ThinkGreen commitment, and takes equal pride in its full and trusted involvement and partnership with the communities in which it works through preferred practices including favouring local employment and apprenticeships and local procurement.

Bringing History To Life
The restoration of the historic Royal Military Academy site is one of Durkan’s most important and prestigious projects, and plays a key role in the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s vision of regeneration. The company is proud to be working in close consultation with English Heritage to ensure this splendid and imposing piece of British history is sympathetically preserved, while developing quality homes of unique character to the benefit of the borough. Durkan has also worked closely with the local community, receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB). The award is in recognition of the exceptional commitment to employing local labour in the borough of Greenwich. The company has also mentored students at the Shooters Hill Post 16 College, situated near the Academy, who are hoping to start a career in construction. As a result of this initiative Durkan received recognition at the Education Business Partnership Awards for ‘Services to Education’.

A Quality Service
Durkan Estates enjoys an unrivalled reputation for the quality of its after sales service and is committed to delivering to you the same exceptional standards that they bring to planning, design and construction activities. The Customer Charter sets out the commitment to provide all customers with the highest level of service and information during the purchase of a new home and beyond.

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