- What U+I’s Greenwich Peninsula will deliver around 1,500 new homes,
- Why Major regeneration scheme along the River Thames
- What next Now consulting local community and stakeholders for feedback on plans
U+I has revealed plans for a major mixed-use scheme on Greenwich Peninsula that will deliver around 1,500 new homes and regenerate a key gap site on the River Thames.
Working with Dutch architect OMA (The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), U+I is looking to deliver 11 residential buildings, featuring vertical green facades. Of the 1,500 homes, 35% will be affordable, and the homes will include a mix of private sale, shared ownership and London Affordable Rent.
There will be a 4-acre riverfront park, known as Morden Park; while the old jetty at the site will be opened up as part of the new park. The plans also include space for bars, pubs and restaurants.
He site is ocated 15 minutes’ walk from North Greenwich Station, which is on the Jubilee Line. The scheme will prioritise sustainability, cutting carbon emissions and future-proofing through the use of air source heat pumps to provide low-carbon heating as well as solar panels to generate renewable energy.
Richard Upton, chief development officer, U+I, said: “Our vision is to create a vibrant community rooted in the site’s heritage with world class public realm. We will bring together new homes, retail, leisure, employment and an extensive riverfront park to create a dynamic and integrated neighbourhood on the banks of the Thames. Morden Wharf will have at its heart a beautiful park and high-quality open spaces that are open to everyone. We will deliver a scheme that not only opens up and transforms the area into a green mixed-use development, but also drives growth and employment, and delivers much-needed homes. We are consulting with the local community and stakeholders and look forward to hearing their feedback on our plans.”