Regeneration specialist U+I has submitted its plans for a major mixed-use scheme on Greenwich Peninsula that will deliver around 1,500 new homes, hundreds of new jobs and more than six acres of high-quality public realm and a landscaped park along 275m of the River Thames.
Designed by acclaimed Dutch architecture firm OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), Morden Wharf comprises 12 high quality and tenure-blind residential buildings, as well as commercial, retail and community spaces, and will generate hundreds of new jobs.
The plans have been submitted to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for approval following extensive consultation with the local community and key stakeholders.
U+I’s proposals include over three acres of riverfront park, known as Morden Park, which will offer fantastic views of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and Canary Wharf across the River Thames. The park will lead directly off the Thames Path and will be open to workers, visitors and residents alike. The landscape design is inspired by the site’s history as a marshland and will add a significant new ecological resource to the area. The Thames Path will be significantly upgraded and increased in width to 6m (3m for pedestrians and 3m for cyclists).
A new public square that will host seasonal events and markets will be laid out where the Thames Path meets Sea Witch Lane, the main boulevard that runs east to west through the scheme. Underground car parking facilities means the public space will cater almost exclusively to pedestrians and cyclists.