A consultation will take place next week offering further insights into plans for up to 1,400 homes at Millennium Retail Park’s car park in Greenwich.
London Square are behind plans for the site which sits between the A102 and retail sheds such as IKEA and the Odeon cinema. Car parking would be retained under the development.
One image shows homes on the current B&Q store site. It was reported in late 2020 that London Square were in talks to buy the car park. B&Q was not mentioned at the time.
A public square may sit above parking spaces with a “green wall” facing the Blackwall Tunnel approach. The developer states: “Around 4,000 sqm of new commercial space will be created around the new public square, including shops, cafés and restaurants that will benefit residents and create new employment opportunities for local people.” They state their may be space for a smaller hardware store before: “Notwithstanding this, there is another B&Q store a short drive from Greenwich, in Sydenham.”
The plan would see pedestrian links towards Greenwich Millennium Village but what happens on Bugsby’s Way remains to be seen. So far a number of plots approved at GMV has seen Greenwich Council ignore better pedestrian links.
The consultation website mentions North Greenwich tube in a section on connections and transport but appears to ignore the nearby national Westcombe Park rail station with frequent Southeastern and Thameslink services. This is something seen again and again on the Peninsula with links to east Greenwich and railway stations often ignored.
The Ikea development did the same. Very little of the £1.7 million they paid towards Greenwich Council for transport improvements went towards improving pedestrian links.
The online event on 25 and 29 March will hopefully shed light on various issues. Click here to view details on how to attend.
This site will bring total levels on the Peninsula to well over 20,000. Aside from Knight Dragon, there is Morden Wharf and adjacent Enderby Wharf phase two.
Greenwich Millennium Village also still has a number of plots unbuilt.