A new Colour Guidance Note for Greenwich town centre is helping to preserve and enrich the heritage character and appearance of the heart of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.
The Greenwich Town Centre Article 4 Direction Colour Guidance Note (2016) recommends a specific palette of colours for use on both shop-fronts and upper storeys. The colours have been derived from a range of colours commonly employed in the Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods and are relevant to much of Greenwich town centre's building stock. The Guidance Note replaces previous colour guidance published in 2002.
Mervyn Fernandes, Greenwich Town Centre Manager for the Royal Borough of Greenwich said: "The revised colour palette for Greenwich Town Centre has been warmly welcomed by businesses and residents alike. It has provided helpful guidance on how a wider range of colour choices can be used to emphasise the unique and distinctive character of the area whilst also serving to maintain its rich heritage"
Rebecca Duncan, Conservation Policy Officer for the Royal Borough of Greenwich explains why colour matters in Greenwich town centre here (this article originally featured in The Greenwich Society Newsletter for May/June 2017).
Further information on the 2016 Colour Guidance Note can be found at the Royal Borough of Greenwich website.