Developer U&I scheduled to start on decade-long deal in 2023
Developer U&I has submitted plans for a huge mixed-use scheme in North Greenwich worth £770m.
Designed by architect OMA, the scheme will provide around 1,500 homes across 12 buildings, many of which will feature vertical green walls and over six acres of public land along a 275m stretch of the river Thames.
The scheme’s 35% provision of affordable housing will be tenure-blind – meaning there will be no external visible difference between affordable and non-affordable homes.
The proposals will include a new boathouse designed by Carmody Groarke which could provide a permanent mooring for the crown’s royal rowbarge, Gloriana, which was built for the Queen’s 2012 diamond jubilee celebrations.
It will also include commercial space and the new district, known as Morden Wharf, will also include a new riverside park with views of Canary Wharf.
A new road called Sea Witch Lane, named after a pub which was destroyed by a bomb in the Second World War, will bisect the scheme east to west, running towards a public square for seasonal events and markets.
An existing warehouse on the site will house a new pub along with workspace for creative businesses.
Other firms working on the scheme include Chetwoods, which has designed the commercial space, QS Gardiner &Theobald, structural and M&E engineer Ramboll and landscape architect Planit. Work is scheduled to start in April 2023 and take 10 years to complete.
A decision from Greenwich council is expected later this year.