GREEN­WICH PENIN­SULA

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Cov­er­ing 60 hectares of mostly for­mer in­dus­trial waste­land in Green­wich, south Lon­don, Green­wich Penin­sula is an emerg­ing com­mu­nity for 34,000 peo­ple. Twice the size of Lon­don’s Soho district, Bri­tain’s largest re­gen­er­a­tion scheme has an ad­van­tage over many other place-mak­ing projects be­cause it al­ready has a fa­mous land­mark, the Richard Rogers­de­signed O2 Arena.

Hong Kong de­vel­oper Knight Dragon is build­ing a 24-me­tre­tall gal­le­ria with a “win­ter gar­den” as a fo­cal point for this com­mu­nity. Vis­i­tors ar­riv­ing via the Lon­don Un­der­ground will emerge from a new sta­tion into 1.4 mil­lion square feet of pub­lic ameni­ties, in­clud­ing a theatre, cinema, bars, shops, a well­be­ing hub and a new bus sta­tion all un­der a sin­gle glass roof.

In ad­di­tion to 15,720 homes, al­most 20 hectares of green space and 3.5 mil­lion square feet of shops, the de­vel­op­ment will have an or­chard and bee­hives to pro­vide pro­duce for a restau­rant. An art gallery, am­phithe­atre, golf driv­ing range and ecol­ogy park will fea­ture, too.

Green­wich Penin­sula’s first homes will be com­pleted at No 1 and No 2 Up­per River­side by 2019, where 280 apart­ments are be­ing built in phases. Up­per River­side res­i­dents will have ac­cess to their own 15th floor pri­vate mem­bers’ club with well­ness fa­cil­i­ties. The de­vel­op­ment’s most ex­pen­sive apart­ment is a three-bed­room du­plex pent­house, on sale for £2.1 mil­lion.

Time to Shine Clock­wise from top: Green­wich shakes off its in­dus­trial past; lux­ury liv­ing right on the Thames; the O2 Arena is a ready-made land­mark

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