A riverside rejuvenation: adding value for people for homes and for wildlife.
We’ve been working with London & Regional on River Gardens at Greenwich Wharf since 2004, producing the landscape masterplan for this 1,700,000m2 mixed-use riverside development, sited immediately downstream of Greenwich’s World Heritage site.
Two phases have been completed so far, including nearly 250 affordable residential homes. Future stages will progress in tandem with other major riverside developments along the peninsula. The overall development will comprise 850 dwellings and 80,000 sq ft of health, office and retail spaces.
As landscape architects across the project, our involvement has been to focus on improving cross-site permeability. We carefully maintained a hierarchy of public and private external spaces across a podium landscape, including a continuous riverside walk.
Built on a brownfield site, the landscape capitalises on magnificent panoramic cross-river views and transforms the site’s nature conservation value, especially along the riverfront. Our choice of materials was inspired by the site’s original industrial use as a series of four wharves importing granite, zinc, brick and timber; the effect is a fitting character and identity for each space.