In keeping with the initial masterplan designed by Ralph Erskine during the 1990s, the new design has been conceived by an architectural team lead by internationally renowned Jestico + Whiles and also includes Peter Barber Architects and Studio 54 Architecture.
The plans include more than 1800 new homes, new commercial and community buildings together with new public realm landscaping to compliment the existing transport, education, healthcare, shopping and leisure facilities.
Designed using traditional street patterns to incorporate a range of home typologies, GMV caters to the needs of an evolving, contemporary community. “Central to our approach for the GMV masterplan was the ambition to creation an authentic and welcoming sense of place for inhabitants and visitors. Our aim was to encourage the development of a real community, which can be enjoyed by people throughout the stages of their lives and for generations to come”. Heinz Richardson, Director of Jestico + Whiles.
The ethos behind Greenwich Millennium Village is to create an environmentally sustainable development that incorporates modern technologies and building techniques.
The homes will have excellent environmental standards with high performance thermal and acoustic glazing, whole-house ventilation heat recovery systems, and high levels of natural daylight with energy-efficient lighting when required. All the homes will be connected to a highly efficient community energy centre. Rainwater harvesting is site-wide and used to feed water into the local ecology park lake. Separate cycle storage is provided for all homes.