Modern Wharf initial designs by SOM.

Modern Wharf initial designs by SOM.

October 2019

Modern Wharf

Seawitch Street, London SE10
Mixed use

Description of Modern Wharf

Modern Wharf is a mixed-use development of new homes, employment, retail, leisure, and an extensive riverfront park in Greenwich, London SE10.

The proposed plans include 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 a private sale, social rent and shared ownership.

In the heart of the site is a 4-acre riverfront park with views of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and Canary Wharf. A great new public space for all to enjoy.

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). The 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 is located in the South Western corner of the Greenwich Peninsula around 15 minutes walking distance from North Greenwich Station on the Jubilee Line. Upon completion of the Silvertown Tunnel, Tunnel Avenue, which runs along the Eastern edge of the site, will become two-way which could allow for a new bus service that runs between Morden Wharf and North Greenwich Station.

2020 June - Planning application submitted.
2019 Consultation events on the plans took place on 28th September-2nd October 2019.

2018 November - initial public exhibition.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Morden Wharf Road

News: (1)

Plans Submitted

U+I has submitted plans for the development of Modern Wharf scheme.

The development on Greenwich Peninsula will deliver approximately 1,500 new homes, hundreds of new jobs and more than six acres of the high-quality public realm and a landscaped park along 275m of the River Thames.

The plans have been submitted to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for approval following extensive consultation with the local community and key stakeholders.

Designed by OMA, Morden Wharf comprises 12 high quality and tenure-blind residential buildings, as well as commercial, retail and community spaces.

U+I’s plans include over 3 acres of riverfront park, known as Morden Park, which will offer great views of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and Canary Wharf across the River Thames. The park will lead directly off the Thames Path and will be open to workers, visitors and residents alike. The landscape design is inspired by the site’s history as marshland and will add a significant new ecological resource to the area. The Thames Path will be significantly upgraded and increased in width to 6m (3m for pedestrians and 3m for cyclists).

A new public square that will host seasonal events and markets will be laid out where the Thames Path meets Sea Witch Lane, the main boulevard that runs east to west through the scheme. Underground car parking facilities means the public space will cater almost exclusively to pedestrians and cyclists.

The scheme will also deliver a mix of commercial and employment uses that will create around 1,100 new permanent jobs. This includes commercial, retail and community use, including smaller flexible spaces for SMEs and creative businesses. Echoing its rich history as a place of industry, a series of maker spaces and light industrial units will sit on the part of the site designated as Strategic Industrial Land. Over 2,400 construction jobs will also be generated over the course of the development programme.

Richard Upton, Chief Development Officer, U+I, commented: “Morden Wharf will bring together new homes, retail, leisure, employment and an extensive riverfront park, to create a diverse community rooted in the site’s heritage. Centred on a beautiful park and world-class public realm this scheme is set to transform the area into a distinctive, green, mixed-use development, while driving growth and employment and delivering 1,500 much-needed new homes.”

Reinier de Graaf, Partner in charge of the project, OMA, commented: “Morden Wharf is designed to foster community and has the right mix of uses to create a successful and vibrant neighbourhood, all stitched together with beautiful public realm. We have drawn design inspiration from Greenwich Peninsula’s industrial heritage – from the warehouses and silos that once sat on the site, to the iron lattice structure of the gasholders. We have also looked back further, to the original marshland landscape of the peninsula, and in creating the park and public realms we are seeking to return the post-industrial landscape to a more natural and ecologically diverse condition.”

22/06/2020 20:31 by Buildington

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