When the Crossrail route was proposed there was no station included at Woolwich. Berkeley Homes and the local authority petitioned Parliament for the additional station in order to encourage regeneration of the borough. WestonWilliamson were commissioned by Berkeley Homes to design the station and to help deliver the massive concrete box which would contain the station. Subsequently WestonWilliamson were commissioned by Crossrail to design the fit-out of the station and finally by Balfour Beatty to produce the detailed design and construction drawings.
Separately, WestonWilliamson were asked by Berkeley Homes to submit designs for housing above and adjacent to the station. Some 400 additional housing units were provided because of the improved connectivity from the Crossrail services. In addition, commercial and retail accommodation is in high demand due to the new traffic, giving life to a new part of the city on the former Woolwich arsenal site.