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Morden Wharf Development in Greenwich

10 Sep 2021

Design: OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Location: Greenwich Peninsula, London, England, UK

Morden Wharf Development Greenwich

Morden Wharf Development, Greenwich

The Royal borough of Greenwich’s Planning Committee has granted planning consent for OMA’s mixed use development on London’s Greenwich Peninsula at Morden Wharf, a 2.4-hectare brownfield site located equidistant from historic Greenwich and the millennial O2 Arena.

Morden Wharf Development Greenwich

Morden Wharf Development Greenwich

OMA’s scheme for developer U+I follows a years-long design and consultation process. Key to its development is maximizing the potential of the riverfront for public use and access. The site’s industrial past is reflected in the proposed mix of uses, balancing new residential development with employment and community uses. The existing warehouse on the site is preserved and will house small enterprises and creative businesses. Along the Thames’ edge will sit Morden Park, a 1.6-hectare public park, harkening back to the site’s marshland beginnings.

Morden Wharf Development Greenwich

Reinier de Graaf, OMA Partner: “Our proposition for Morden Wharf is one with little ego, a surrender to the existing context that aims to reconcile the past with the future. Architecture doesn’t exist for its own sake but to frame the public space in-between.”

Morden Wharf Development Greenwich

Carol Patterson, Director-in-Charge: “Designed pre-pandemic, an immediately accessible riverfront public park and renovated Thames Path for all residents of the peninsula working from home or otherwise has even greater significance than envisaged.”

Morden Wharf Development Greenwich

Richard Upton, U+I CEO: “We care very much about the legacy that we deliver in the Borough. 25 years after the demolition of the sugar factory our proposal will bring this part of Greenwich back to life and we think it is the time for Modern Wharf to be reborn.”

Morden Wharf Development Greenwich

Morden Wharf will provide up to 1,500 new homes, in 12 high-quality, tenure-blind residential buildings, of which 35% will be affordable, including a mix of shared ownership and London Affordable Rent. Commercial and employment use will create approximately 700 new permanent jobs.

Morden Wharf Development Greenwich

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