Developer Knight Dragon’s vision for Greenwich Peninsula will create a vibrant new Thames-side district
Best Known For
Greenwich Peninsula, right on the banks of the Thames, is a former industrial centre with a strong maritime history and unique heritage. It is home to two of the country’s best-known sculptures in Antony Gormley’s Quantum Cloud and Richard Wilson’s A Slice of Reality, and one of the nation’s top arts schools in Ravensbourne College, as well as the O2, an internationally renowned performance venue, complete with a cinema, restaurants and bars. The area is emerging as a cultural and entertainment hub offering the best of London living.
Why we love it
The Peninsula is an ideal location for a new London district with a vibrant community offering shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. For those who like the outdoors, the Eastern shore is home to Greenwich Yacht Club, and to the south there’s a four-acre Ecology Park, a reserve of wetlands, marshes and meadows. Cyclists and pedestrians can also follow the Thames Path, which provides a scenic route along the river, which will wind past the new shops and cafes. For a bit of culture, the latest art and design exhibitions will be on show at the NOW Gallery.
The Property Market
The 10,000 new homes planned for the site by developers Knight Dragon, ranging from parkside to riverside apartments, will create homes for 23,000 residents. The first phase of homes released to the market on the Eastern shore includes a range of studio, one bed, two bed, three bed and penthouse apartments, the first of which will be ready to move into next summer. Prices start at £250,000 for a studio apartment, rising to £1.7million for a riverside penthouse apartment.
Greenwich Peninsula has great transport links by road, Underground (the Jubilee Line) and river, with Thames Clipper services from the Peninsula to Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge and beyond. And once the Crossrail project completes in 2018, Heathrow airport will be easy to get to.
The vision for this vibrant new district will take some years to deliver, but work is well underway, and the development is attracting some fantastic designers, collaborators and brands. Innovative and iconic architecture and design will combine to create a great place to live, work and visit.
For further information see greenwichpeninsula.co.uk