Woolwich Fire Station is a Grade II listed building at 24 Sunbury, Woolwich, London.[1]

Woolwich Fire Station

It was built in 1887, and the architect was Robert Pearsall.[1] It was London's second-oldest operational fire station, with crews at one time using its five-storey octagonal watchtower[1] to spot fires in the surrounding area.[2]

The fire station closed in January 2014 under mayor Boris Johnson's Fifth London Safety Plan.[2] In 2016 it was given planning permission to be converted into flats.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Historic England. "Woolwich Fire Station (1214385)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b Trotter, Sarah. "Woolwich and Downham fire stations close: Sadness and fears for future expressed at vigils". News Shopper. No. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Agenda for Woolwich & Thamesmead Area Planning Committee on Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016, 6.30 pm". 22 March 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2018.

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