WE’VE UPDATED OUR PLANS

Regeneration specialist U+I is working with a world-class team led by OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) on plans for Morden Wharf, one of the last major strategic sites on the Greenwich Peninsula.

Our vision is to create a vibrant community rooted in the site’s heritage with public space at its heart. We will bring together new homes, employment, retail, leisure, and an extensive riverfront park to form an iconic destination for the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Riverfront view of Morden Wharf, with horizontal and vertical green facades and industrial silo inspired base to the central tower

Riverfront view of Morden Wharf, with horizontal and vertical green facades and industrial silo inspired base to the central tower.

OUR PROPOSALS

  • At the heart of the proposals is a 4-acre riverfront park with fantastic views of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and Canary Wharf. A great new public space for all to enjoy. Since our first exhibition, we’ve more than doubled the size of park, responding to the desire for greener, more open space.
  • Over 6 acres of high-quality public realm across the site (equivalent to 3 ½ football pitches), helping to address the known deficit of open space in the area.
  • Key to creating a vibrant community is delivering a mix of commercial and employment uses that will help bring life to the site, part of which is protected Strategic Industrial Land (SIL). Our proposals seek to integrate an industrial legacy into the regeneration built around the refurbishment of the existing warehouse and supporting approximately 600 jobs.
  • Morden Wharf, together with the surrounding developments, will have the critical mass of residential, employment and leisure uses to become a vibrant and successful destination in its own right. We are proposing a riverfront bar or restaurant, children’s nursery, community space and retail space as part of the development.
  • The proposals will be a mixed community with around 1,500 new homes, with a target of 35 per cent affordable housing. The housing will be a mix of private sale, social rent and shared ownership and will be ‘tenure blind’ – which is to say there will be no differentiation between affordable and private sale homes in appearance or access to open space.
  • U+I have invested in high-quality and iconic design. The new structures retain a strong industrial aesthetic; they are both new and modern, whilst also native to their surroundings and the site’s history.
  • We are also holding discussions over bringing the Thames Clipper to the area and will be making financial contributions to transport improvements through the planning process.

AN OVERVIEW

An overview of the different uses across the site. Since the last exhibition the maximum height has not increased. The linear blocks are lower and more widely spaced and the towers have become more slender, with the podium structure removed

An overview of the different uses across the site. Since the last exhibition the maximum height has not increased. The linear blocks are lower and more widely spaced and the towers have become more slender, with the podium structure removed.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Morden Wharf at night, showing the four-acre riverfront park, new bar or restaurant in the warehouse and opportunities for public art on the pier

Morden Wharf at night, showing the four-acre riverfront park, new bar or restaurant in the warehouse and opportunities for public art on the pier.

We held consultation events on the plans at Sugar Studios between 28 September and 2 October 2019. However, if you weren’t able to make it along, we’ve uploaded the exhibition boards and an online survey.

We will be considering your feedback before we submit a planning application and will post a summary in due course.

PREVIOUS CONSULTATION EVENTS

In November 2018 we held an initial public exhibition on the masterplan for the site. Since then we have made changes in response to feedback from the local community and other key stakeholders and developed additional detail on our proposals. Materials from the events and a summary of the feedback we received is below:

GET IN TOUCH

If you have any questions regarding the proposals, please get in touch with the team at: