Telegraph Works in Greenwich, which is being turned into a £120 million housing development, has a well-connected history. The site served as Queen Elizabeth I’s gunpowder store. In 1857 it became the home of the Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Company Works. The factory produced the first transatlantic telegraph cable. It also developed an oil pipeline under the Channel which supplied Allied forces with fuel.
The site is now being redeveloped as 272 homes and will form part of a riverside strip between the historic town centre and Greenwich Peninsula. Prices start at £300,000. Call Weston Homes on 01279 873300.