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Greenwich Design District: A look at progress

While on Greenwich Peninsula last week I took a few snaps showing the latest with an upcoming Design District that will include galleries, food courts, studios and a market.

Overview of site

The original aim was to open in 2019 which slipped to this year. It’s still someway off completion.

Apparently 1,800 people will work on site. Seems a tad ambitious.

From top floor of bus

Knight Dragon are behind the project. Sadly they pretty much pulled the plug on building homes on the Peninsular a couple of years ago so local custom for the district will be somewhat reduced.

Some way off completion

By now there should have been more plots underway as others complete but progress has halted.

Proximity to new towers

The danger of leaving large plots in the hands of one developer are laid bare yet again. Public organisations really do need to analyses whether it’s better to break up plots when selling, if they don’t developer themselves which would often be better for the public purse.

If that had happened 20 years ago would the Peninsula still have vast tracks of undeveloped land?

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