An in-depth look at the new developments and the future of the greenwich peninsula. New buildings that are being planned, retail, transport links including the cable cars. New park spaces and thousands of new homes.[..]
I continue to show my enthusiasm and interest in the Greenwich Peninsula developments by sharing with you some news of a skywalk that has just been approved by the greenwich council.
Rogers Stik Harbour & Partners explain this design:
The proposed structure, temporary in nature and suspended from The O2′s distinctive yellow masts, will be capable of accommodating up to 90 people at any one time. Visitors will walk to the central viewing platform from a base-station situated at the entrance to The O2. The walkway will be 190 metres in length and will be 60 metres above the ground at its highest point. The brief was to create a walkway which preserved the integrity of The O2 structure whilst manifesting itself as a distinct feature which does not overwhelm or detract from The O2.
I did write a long post about the developments of greenwich peninsular but here i am going to write in detail about the many different and individual developments that are going on all over.
Here is the cable car, due before the London 2012 Olympics.
It will be the first of its kind in the city.
Video showing how the cable car will look and how it will operate:
A commenter on the North Greenwich peninsular article that I wrote introduced me to a new development on the peninsular. One that will, like the cable car, be completed in time for the London 2012 Olympics. As with the cable car, this is not tied to the Olympics delivery so there is no guarantee it will be done on before 2012.
So what is the Enderby Warf project? It is the construction of an International cruise Liner port. There will also be residential and business buildings including a 251 room luxury hotel. The new homes include 770 luxury townhouses and apartments. These are new appartments on top of the plans for the rest of the greenwich peninsular.
As you can see from the picture below it is in the lower east region of the peninsular.
Further more you can see on the map we showed on the Greenwich Peninsular article that this area is more or less not included in the developments so it is good to see there will be regeneration here aswell.
Here is a more closeup view of where this development will take place. The motorway you see on the top right is the Blackwall tunnel approach. The building in the top right is Holiday in with the very popular Peninsular Chinese restaurant.
Here are the residential plans of the project with various views. As explained earlier it would have 770 luxury townhouses and apartments.
aThe buildings have a town house look to them where the ground level area has a light white shade whilst above a warm brick colour.
This pier will not only serve as a new crusiseliner stop but also a river stop for services like thames clippers. Currently the Greenwich Pier near cutty sark is also developing a new pier.
here are some renders of how it will all look
A Hotel is to be built next to the O2 on the greenwich peninsular. AEG who also owns the O2 is planning a 450 room four star hotel. They will also be building as part of the hotel an event space which will include uses for banqueting for up to 3,000 people.
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands is said to be the architect for this project.
The project will be placed here next to the o2:
This is how the Hotel will look like from these renderings.
Here is a video of the proposed design.
We are pleased to share with you some of the visuals of the many many residential projects that will be taking shape in the next 20 years.
The building of homes for the new community at Greenwich Peninsula represents one of the largest and most prominent development opportunities in the UK today. Development companies like Bellway Homes, Crest Nicholson PLC and Peninsula Quays Ltd will be working on projects that will see greenwich be transformed.
As previously described in our post, there will be four districts at the greenwich peninsula.
They are as follows:
Notice that the plit above (no206) shows a building to the left of it along the river, that will no longer be an apartment building but is now the London Cable Car or Emirates Airline.
It has just been announced that Emirates Airline has just signed a £36m deal sees cable car named Emirates Air Line. Reported earlier in August about the progress along with the video fly throughs – you can read that previous article here – now the cable car gets a final name and an updated fly through video as well as the private investment needed.
The cable car will feature on the Transport for London Tube line that we all know and use and will introduce two new stations as part of the stops at either end of the cable car. At the royal docks it will be called “Emirates Royal Docks” and on the greenwich side “Emirates Greenwich Peninsula”.
Here is what TFL had to say on their website:
With capacity to carry up to 2,500 people per hour in each direction in the peak, equivalent to 30 buses per hour, the Emirates Air Line will be the first of a package of measures to improve river crossings in east London.
It is anticipated it will carry two million passengers per year.
Yesterday I headed down to the construction site on the greenwich side where Mace are building the new edition to the london skyline. I spoke to workers who confirmed that by Christmas we should see the structure of the building that will ferry people onto the cable cars. They couldn’t confirm if bicycles will be allowed on the cable car, but today the video fly through does confirm that cycles will be allowed on. Currently it looked like they were pumping cement into the river bed for the towers to be placed.
The updated fly thorugh shows us a more realistic look of the finished product as well as how the surrounding area looks now rather than how the greenwich peninsular will look in 10 years time.