Busy site seen at next Greenwich Millennium Village housing development

The site of 203 forthcoming homes in Greenwich is now a hive of activity as work swings into gear.

Plots 401 and 403 at Greenwich Millennium Village see housing move closer to the retail park and cinema nearby.

Work underway

This is phase four out of five across the site. Earlier this year it emerged 99 homes on site would be council housing.

These plots follow the recent completion of others beside an area of green space beside plots 202 and 203. The below image shows various plots. Click to enlarge.

Greenwich Millennium Village plots

Design wise this phase is much the same as previous blocks and more restrained than original GMV homes.

Predominantly brick with a splash of colour here and there in a nod to much earlier phases. Remember it’s now a quarter of a century since this area earmarked for housing.

Forthcoming homes on site

This site is one of four now underway across the peninsula with many others proposed. It’s pretty close to Westcombe Park station but the walk remains pretty awful beneath the Blackwall approach flyover.

The other nearest station is North Greenwich on the Jubilee line. This past week Sadiq Khan promised a new Superloop express bus to North Greenwich station. Whether it stops near this site remains to be seen.

Work on almost 500 homes nearby now underway. Tower will rise above 30-storeys in height.

Even if not, it should alleviate overcrowding on other routes serving the area as thousands of homes rise. Other plots include almost 500 homes beside St Mary Magdalene school as well as two more not too far from the cable car.

Greenwich Millennium Village will eventually comprise of 2,800 homes with further phases approved and located opposite Ikea.

Walk to east Greenwich isn’t the best from various parts of the peninsula

A post will follow on those sites soon.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Busy site seen at next Greenwich Millennium Village housing development

  • On larger new developments consisting of several blocks and is to be for a mixture of homes for to purchase outright, part buy/part rent and sicial housing One block should be set a side for soley Social housing (Council or Housing Associations homes for rent). Making it easier for Local Authorities and Housing Associations to manage and maintain the properties. 99 Council Homes is good news.

  • Absolutely agree and should form part of any planning approval for latge scale developments .
    I wish we could see planning applications across the Royal Borough of Greenwich finalised or speeded up so construction work can start of developments where buildings and sites have been left empty for years. Including the Business Island site on Wellington Street and the Spray Street redevelopment to name only two in Woolwich.
    I would also like to see more building on land owned by TFL, GLA and Local Authorities to bring more social housing Mixed use developments work well in Town Centres.


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