Plans revealed for more than 1,250 new homes in Greenwich

By Joe Coughlan, Local Democracy Reporter

More than 1,250 new homes in Greenwich including a new high street and public square are earmarked to be built.

The project, called Peninsula Gardens, would include blocks of up to 20 storeys being built at the Millennium Retail Park in Greenwich.

Planning documents from Assael Architecture, on behalf of Weybourne, said the project would deliver 1,251 new homes, 35 per cent of which would be ‘affordable’.

It would also include space for shops, a public square and high street in the site’s centre and residential streets with walking routes.

The public space would include an oval shaped lawn and water feature, while each apartment would reportedly have its own private balcony, terrace or garden. The taller buildings in the scheme would include green roofs and social spaces, with the homes being delivered in a series of blocks in stepped heights ranging from four storeys up to 20.

An artist’s impression of the project with the public square visible in the background (Picture: Assael Architecture / Weybourne)

The scheme would be built on the B&Q and Tradepoint stores currently on the site, while the Ikea and Odeon branches would remain. The site includes 1,035 commercial parking spaces, of which 856 would be retained.

The plans added that there was a potential to replace this parking provision with additional shops in future if the opportunity arose.

The plans for the project date back to 2020, during which consultation meetings were held between the previous developer for the scheme London Square and stores of the retail park on the site. The project went through several iterations following feedback from the Greater London Authority and Greenwich council as well as rounds of public consultation in 2021.

Pictured top: An image of the public square (Picture: Assael Architecture / Weybourne)

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