Greenwich Peninsula is a remarkable masterplan by the developer Knight Dragon for the reconfiguration of 150 acres of prime real estate that sits inside the loop of the Thames where the O2 is sited. On one side is the might and height of Canary Wharf, and on the other, the Thames Barrier and the sunrise. It is effectively a blank canvas on which to build a new urban village from scratch; the largest single regeneration project London has ever seen – think 15,000 new homes, 12,000 jobs and seven unique neighbourhoods incorporating a huge new movie studio/production hub for the British film industry. It will also include two schools, independent shops, bars, restaurants, public squares and parkland, all wrapped by a public riverfront and serviced by the Jubilee line – which means it’s just 18 minutes from Bond street.
We were thrilled to join the Knight Dragon team with our pilot project for the ELLE Decoration style consultancy, an interpretation of how living in an apartment on the forthcoming Upper Riverside district of the Peninsula might be; life in a high-specification, desirable space in a hot new neighbourhood: the #EDapartment (greenwichpeninsula.co.uk).