Plans for a rebuilt transport interchange in North Greenwich by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava have been apparently scrapped.
Knight Dragon were behind the plans which were revealed with press releases and much publicity in early 2017. Since then little has been heard.
Knight Dragon have also cut back sharply on housing plans as prices in London have fallen in months, though many other developments are proceeding in the wider area including homes at the former Greenwich hospital site and Victoria Way in Charlton.
It could now be many years before the overcrowded existing bus station is rebuilt. With many thousands of homes being built in Greenwich and Charlton this is not a welcome prospect.
It also comes at a very difficult time politically with the Silvertown Tunnel set to be approved imminently by Mayor Sadiq Khan. While money is found for the road tunnel, extra trains for the Jubilee Line were scrapped in late 2017, numerous local bus routes have seen cuts (though a new route is planned to start later this year) and now the bus station upgrade looks in limbo.
This site has previously covered Knight Dragon’s plans to increase the overall number of homes by nearly 2,000 home to 17,000. other sites on the Peninsula such as revamped plans at Enderby Wharf and morden Wharf will take homes above 20,000, with at least 7,500 planned in Charlton. Many transport forecasts are based on outdated plans for fewer homes.
A bridge was also part of plans. There is no word on what is happening to improve access to other parts of the Peninsula.
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