Greenwich Peninsula: 10,000 new homes in a cyclists' paradise
The O2 arena has put Greenwich Peninsula on the map for many Londoners. In Zone 2 and with its own Jubilee line station, the former gas works site alongside the Thames is set to become a new district with up to 10,000 new homes.
New owner, Hong Kong entrepreneur Henry Cheng Kar-Shun, who has risen above the Duke of Westminster to become second on the UK property rich list behind another Chinese billionaire, Wang Jianlin, will create this new waterfront community around 48 acres of open space, bigger than Green Park.
Most of the planned housing is highrise and high-density, with an accent on public space rather than private gardens, to form a cluster of neighbourhoods where pedestrians and cyclists have priority over cars.
Bordering this land is Greenwich Millennium Village, which kickstarted regeneration at the peninsula back in 2000. It comprises a mix of architecturally striking buildings, including barrell-roofed apartment blocks overlooking an ecology park, lake and yacht club.
Millennium Terrace is the latest phase and features duplexes with sheltered “sky” terraces screened by glass walls. Prices from £329,945. Call 020 8305 2712. Show apartments are open for viewing during the holiday period.
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