city peninsula

Location: Greenwich Peninsula, LB Greenwich
Uses: 229 apartments
Client: Bellway Homes,Bellway Homes, Thames Gateway, Ardmore
Awards: Winner of LABC Best Large Housing Development 2012;
Shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards 2012;
Shortlisted for the British Homes Landscape Awards 2012;
Commended of the British Home Awards 2012 The Landscape Institute;
Commended of the British Home Awards 2012 for the Landscape Institute;


This was the first residential block to be realised on the Greenwich Peninsula. It created mixed tenure houses and apartments all with private balcony or terrace designed around an enclosed central podium garden and amenity deck on the eleventh floor with long reaching views. RMA were appointed from RIBA Stage D.

The urban block has two larger 19 & 11 storey blocks – the former has views of the river and the latter of a green interior.

The development will eventually connect into the Peninsula ENVAC waste management system and the CHP plant but it currently has its own biomass powered district heating.

Significant carbon savings were achieved through excellent thermal performance of the external envelope. A series of green roofs, brown roofs and landscaped podium gardens are key to the sustainable drainage and specification of “green” materials with limited embodied carbon energy and from ethical sources was part of the sustainable wish list. The selection of brick, render, timber cladding and high performance aluminium and brass rainscreen defines and unifies the whole scheme.