Greenwich Millennium Village


Greenwich Millennium Village is a mixed-tenure modern development, located on the Peninsula in Greenwich, in South-East London.

Situated on the banks of the river Thames, the site is adjacent to the Greenwich Peninsula Ecological Park, a haven for many different species of plants, birds, and wildlife. A key consideration for the new site, with meticulous planning to reflect this environmental importance. Formerly a brownfield site of East Greenwich Gas Works, The overall masterplan as instructed by Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd (GMV), would see the development of 3000 properties, a unique village regeneration designed and initiated by architects Ralph Erskine and EPR Architects Ltd. Implementation saw a collaboration between Taylor Wimpey and Countryside properties who aimed to cut energy usage by 80% by use of low-energy building techniques and renewable technologies.

The site was divided into many different phases and by 2010 over 1000 properties were completed. A consortium, led by Jestico Whiles in partnership with Peter Barber Architects and Studio 54 Architecture, developed designs true to the spirit and intentions of Erskine’s vision. GreenBlue Urban was thrilled to support the Royal Borough of Greenwich Landscape Architects Turkington Martin alongside various Landscape Contractors, across the many different phases over many years, meeting their urban tree planting requirements.

Supporting Togher Construction back in 2018 with load-bearing StrataCell, Guying, Irrigation, Root Management and soil for 27 trees, along with a further phase in 2019 for an additional 22 trees. Keyline for their work on Phase 4, using Root Space Gen 2, Arborvents, Root Directors, Guying and above-ground pre-cast Brittany bronze pre-cast grilles. Also M-Squared for their involvement in using the UK’s leading soil cell – RootSpace, will have successfully planted trees for many years to come. Our case study highlights Bennett Construction in achieving its vision of above-ground enhancement to include tree protection and social cohesion with street furniture. Using GreenBlue Urban’s street furniture range.

Accompanying plots 201,202 and 203 saw the installation of 15 StreetPark Bordo Benches, a large popular wooden bench, that can be individual or connected to comprise of long lines or geometric shapes. The spacious area provides ample seating, with an optional backrest consisting of solid wooden boards, attached to the supporting structure of powder-coated galvanized steel, with stainless threaded rods and screws and holes for anchoring. To finish the seamless and modern look, above-ground, 30 Pre-cast Arboresin grilles were also supplied in Scandinavian Pearl and in Brittany Bronze to match the theme running throughout the village.

The 2019 AJ Specification Award finalist met its true vision of a collaborative approach to deliver an innovative and unique dwelling opportunity with sustainability at the core.  Enjoyed a diverse community supported by inclusive and strong cohesion for many years to come. Congratulations to all involved we look forward to revisiting the village as phases continue to develop.