A quick look at Greenwich Peninsula new build progress

I had 10 minutes to kill in north Greenwich so took a few snaps to show how some developments are coming along.

Firstly, here is the “Upper Riverside” building which is visible upon leaving the tube station. I like how this design here continues the sweep of the Mitre buildings:

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How it will look. The first two of five buildings are under construction:

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Further south and the first Knight Dragon tower here looks almost complete:

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Another tower is underway behind:

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Here’s the finished article with further towers finished:

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And finally we see that Weston Home’s “Precision” development, on the former Siemens site, is rising. Apologies for the poor quality:

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The finished article is below. 16 storeys and green cladding mean it’ll stand out:

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And finally, standing there I was struck again just how many vast car parks still remain almost 20 years on from the Dome. A sad indictment of the failure to build homes despite rapid population growth. And now with most development in the hands of one developer it’ll be many more until it’s all built. Breaking up large sites into various plots and developers, and penalising those that do not build, would greatly help speed up construction.

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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

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