Morden Wharf is a milestone industrial intensification project on a Strategic Industrial Location that housed the former Tate & Lyle sweeteners refinery on the Greenwich Peninsula. It will reinvent the area’s industrial past, co-locating industrial logistics with residential, workspaces and retail and community spaces, whilst engaging with the existing community.
Chetwoods developed the industrial element where the challenge was to provide a viable commercial solution that allows optimum flexibility, whilst being bold with the design approach to reflect the site’s industrial heritage and create a cohesive community co-located with the adjacent residential development.
The variety of proposed industrial and logistics buildings include the conversion of an existing building that engages with the public realm, a new build warehouse for a larger single operator, a business incubator for SME, and maker space facility for small creative industrial businesses, whilst creating a vibrant gateway to the development.
The overall site will be redeveloped as a 178,300 m² mixed-use scheme expected to deliver 1,505 homes with 35 per cent affordable. Over 60 per cent of Morden Wharf is dedicated to public realm, including a 3.9-acre riverfront public park to address the shortfall of green space and ecological resource on Greenwich Peninsula.
Wellbeing and sustainability are at the heart of the proposals for a truly mixed-use scheme of residential, commercial and outdoor public space that will create a thriving and productive neighbourhood and a model for the future of urban living. Residential buildings feature vertical green facades that will provide natural screening and improve air quality. Communal allotments and gardens encourage outdoor socialising and learning. A new mobility hub promoting low-carbon transport will better connect the neighbourhood to the local area.
- Client: U+I
- Location: London
- Size: 1,505 homes; 1,800sqm commercial
- Status: Current