Greenwich Millennium Village
We were appointed to develop the vision of the original masterplan, which delivered contemporary design and sustainability standards across the development using environmentally-advanced technology. We worked in collaboration with Ralph Erskine on both Phases 1 and 2 of this mixed-use scheme.
Situated on the southern end of the 300-acre site Greenwich Peninsula, the development forms part of the Thames Gateway regeneration project. In the late 1990s, the Government introduced a programme of Millennium Villages to be built on brownfield sites that would become a benchmark for the sustainable development of new urban communities in the UK. Greenwich Millennium Village was the first tied into the regeneration of the Greenwich Peninsula and the development of the Millennium Dome.
Central to the project’s social and political agenda was the need to consider diverse government initiatives such as energy-saving strategies and the use of sustainable materials. Innovations in construction and prefabrication were also explored alongside the re-examination of existing practices.
Greenwich Millennium Village has been awarded over 30 design, construction and environmental awards. It was the first in the UK to achieve an Ecohomes ‘Excellent Award’ and the ‘Sustainable New Homes Award’ from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the House of Builders Federation (HBF).
Client: GMVL | Services: Executive Architect; Interior Design (Phase 1A + 1B) | Size: 300 apartments