We want to find out what you think about our emerging plans to redevelop the site, Faraday Works, part of the Westminster Industrial Estate.

The developer U+I is working in partnership with Galliard Homes and the current landowners Royal London on these plans to provide a new mixed-use neighbourhood which provides both jobs and homes.

This area is known locally for its industrial heritage, as the former Siemens Electrical Works which was one of the major early players in manufacturing undersea telegraph cables. Our vision is to revitalise this industrial past through an improved employment offer.

working with the community

We know we’re not going to have got the proposals right yet. We want to hear your thoughts, ideas and criticisms so that we can shape Faraday Works into an amazing new place for Charlton. We recently held an initial public exhibition and want to follow a certain set of principals when redeveloping this site to ensure we are working towards the best possible proposals for Faraday Works. Let us know if you agree with the following:

  1. 1. We aim to retain and improve the historic buildings and tradition of industry on this site wherever possible.
  2. 2. We want to increase the amount of industrial space and jobs, including up to 40% affordable workspace, to help keep existing businesses in the area.
  3. 3. We want to create a truly successful mixed-use development, with a variety of employment space for local businesses alongside new homes.
  4. 4. We want to provide high-quality homes which will not be impacted by the industrial location.
  5. 5. We will strive for high quality contemporary design which references the history of the site but is also fit for the future.
  6. 6. We want to deliver 35% affordable housing, with homes for social rent as the priority.
  7. 7. We want to respect the ambition of the Charlton Riverside masterplan to keep industry in Charlton.
  8. 8. We will encourage travel by foot, bicycle and public transport and improve the current links with the existing neighbourhood.

You can download the materials from the first public exhibition below. We value your feedback and would like everyone to let us know their thoughts by filling out a short online survey. We will be considering your feedback and will respond with more advanced proposals in the Spring.

Sketch of proposed Factory Square between retained Unity House and new stacked industrial unit, the Faraday Factory.
Sketch of restored Bowater Road, with retained and improved factory buildings, providing new workspace and homes.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

020 3633 6625

Faraday Works is a joint venture between: