Location London, UK
Status On site
2019 AJ Specification Awards - Finalist
2016 Sunday Times British Homes Awards: Apartment Building - Finalist
2013 Housing Design Award - Finalist
Located at the southeast of London’s Greenwich Peninsula, the final phase of Greenwich Millennium Village provides 1,746 new homes arranged around streets and squares, creating a connected community filled with life, culture, green space and character.
Jestico + Whiles were selected as the winners of the design competition for the remainder of the GMV development in 2010. Building on Ralph Erskine's original masterplan to integrate landscape, sustainability and human scale, the designs fuelled a discussion about the ways in which people live and inhabit the city, as well as how these continue to change and evolve.
The masterplan focuses strongly on street life, using traditional patterns of squares, avenues and mews to facilitate different kinds of interaction between people and their environment.
Urban squares within the network of streets offer places for children to play and for social events to take place. This approach encourages the development of a strong sense of community; creating a place in which people want to live throughout the different stages of their lives.
At the heart of Erskine's original vision was the idea to promote a more sustainable way of life and connect residents with the outdoors. Once forming part of the largest Gas Works in Europe, the brownfield site has been returned back to an ecologically diverse condition with the creation of the Southern and Eco Parks.
The masterplan connects up to existing cycle routes, supporting active healthy lifestyles for residents. From mews houses to apartments, a rich variety of well designed dwellings consider the needs of diverse lifestyles. Each new home is designed to raise the bar in terms of ambition, quality and excellence.