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Housing and Development in London

Greenwich

Greenwich from sea and air

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I’ve recently had a little foray onto both Thames Clipper boats and the Cable Car. And better still, it was just before sunset on a beautifully sunny, early autumn day. As I took a few photos, I thought I will stick some up to show how some developments are coming along.

First up is Enderby Wharf. Pretty swift progress has been made so far on the first stage:

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This is phase 1. Phase 2 includes towers and the cruise liner terminal, and will be located in the foreground. A closer look at phase 1:

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There’s one more riverside block to come which commences in 2017.

Beside Enderby is “River Gardens“. The third large block has just been completed here, as seen on the left in this shot:river-gardens-2

The remaining plots have recently been purchased by Bellway Homes who are proposing some relatively small changes including an increase in flats, which I’ll cover in a future post.

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The future stages of “River Gardens” will sit in the gap seen above.

Greenwich Millenium Village’s next stage is well under construction, as seen below:

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The river frontage is awful on those parts already completed. The areas facing in-land are far better.

This (poor) shot below shows the orange and yellow blocks of Enderby, the fantastic new energy centre tower/chimney and also looks like work has begun on “Precision“.precision

This is a development that will comprise a green tower. There’s certainly a lot of colour appearing in the area. Despite expectations I’m not minding the colours of Enderby. It relieves the tedium of too many drab shades, as seen as River Gardens for example. Here’s how Precision will appear:

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Beside these sites is the vast Morden Wharf plot. U&I purchased this years ago and have done very little since. No public plans, no consultations. Just a lick of paint on an old building.

It’s worth noting that none of these developments are part of the 16,000 home Knight Dragon plan. When infrastructure needs for the Peninsula are discussed the 16k homes figure is often referenced as if that’s the entire total. The actual total number of homes coming is higher.

Over the other side of the Peninsula we can see Knight Dragon developments:

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Here’s how the blocks beside the o2 will appear when complete:

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The first two are well underway and site preparation underway for the third. The view when leaving the ferry terminal:

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There’s more photos on my Flickr page here

 

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    I long ago accepted that government, both national and local, has surrendered it’s social housing requirement and that new developments are mostly devoid of homes for the poor. The London skyline is now a depressing sight.

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