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Green walls integral to £770m Greenwich scheme

Regeneration specialist U+I submits proposals for a major mixed-use scheme on Greenwich Peninsula .

Regeneration specialist U+I submits proposals for a major mixed-use scheme on Greenwich Peninsula .

Spread across six acres, including a landscaped park along 275m of the River Thames, U+I’s Morden Wharf scheme comprises 12 mixed use buildings that include homes as well as commercial, retail and community spaces.

The 1,500 homes, of which 35% will be affordable, will include a mix of private sale, shared ownership and London Affordable Rent, which in will have a focus on family homes.

According to the latest plans, Dutch architecture firm OMA is proposing to incorporate grid structure to the façades with hanging green walls on a number of the residential buildings to provide natural screening and improve air quality.

The design is inspired by the Peninsula’s industrial heritage, including the iron lattice structure of the gasholder with Kuala Lumpur’s Le Nouvel KLCC scheme providing direct inspiration for the hanging green walls.  

The plans, which have been submitted to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for approval following consultation with the local community, also emphasise green space.

At the heart of the development
is a 4 acre Morden Park, which will lead directly off the Thames Path. Inspired by the original marshland, it will be open to the public in a bid to provide much-needed green space for the local area.

Meanwhile, families will benefit from private gardens and underground parking will  Morden Wharf  a walking and cycling-friendly development.

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