Morden Wharf scheme contains 1,500 homes plus commercial and workspace

OMA has unveiled plans for a major mixed-use scheme on the Greenwich Peninsula in south-east London that will provide around 1,500 new homes.

The Morden Wharf scheme, for developer U&I, consists of 11 mixed-tenure residential buildings with vertical green facades.

It also includes commercial, retail and community space along with light industrial workspace on the area of the site which is designated as strategic industrial land. Bars, pubs and restaurants are also included in the plans.

A four-acre riverfront park, known as Morden Park, will have views of the Greenwich World Heritage Site and Canary Wharf across the Thames and there will also be a public square that can be used for events and markets.

The 1,500 homes, of which 35% will be “affordable”, will include a mix of private sale, shared ownership and London Affordable Rent, with a focus on family homes.

A hybrid planning application is expected to be submitted to Greenwich council by early next year.