The Site

Lombard Square is located on 17.7 acres of vacant former industrial land. Once the home of Arsenal Football Club, the site has become desolate and neglected in recent years. Lombard Square shall transform this. Utilising the excellent local transport links to Plumstead Station and the newly opened Woolwich Elizabeth Line Station, the site will become a destination providing 1,913 homes, commercial spaces, a new 1.8 acre park and community gardens.



Lombard Square, Timeline, 1888

The first home of Arsenal Football Club, the Manor Ground, is located on the Lombard Square site.


Lombard Square, Timeline, 1913

Arsenal Football Club relocate to Highbury in North London. The Manor Ground is subsequently demolished and the site becomes part of the Royal Arsenal.


Lombard Square, Timeline, 1950

The Ford Motor Company open a factory on the site manufacturing motor components.


Lombard Square, Timeline, 2016

Industry remains as the prominent land use on site throughout the latter half of the 20th century before declining in the new millennium until the last remaining building on site, a Plastic Bag Recycling Centre, is demolished.


Lombard Square, Timeline, 2017

Peabody select Berkeley Homes as the preferred development partner to deliver the redevelopment of the Lombard Square site.


Lombard Square, Timeline, 2021

Together Berkeley and Peabody secure planning permission from Royal Borough of Greenwich for a landscape-led masterplan comprising of 1,750 homes and providing a number of benefits to the local community.


Lombard Square, Timeline, 2022

Construction commences on the first phase of the Lombard Square development.


Lombard Square CGI Exterior Image

Berkeley and Peabody secure approval for an additional 163 homes taking the sitewide total to 1,913, including 765 (40%) affordable homes.


Lombard Square, Timeline, 2025

The first residents move into Lombard Square following the completion of the first private and affordable homes as well as the new 1.8 acre four seasons public park.