Greenwich

Saxon Wharf

Residential | Mixed Use

ClientNotting Hill Genesis
Architect BPTW
Number of Homes 145
Site Area 0.26 ha
Local Authority RB Greenwich
Planning Approved January, 2019

BPTW achieved planning approval at Committee to build 145 new homes at Saxon Wharf, a new mixed-use scheme located on the edge of Deptford Creek in Greenwich.

The residential-led, mixed use scheme from Notting Hill Genesis will provide 145 new 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom dwellings, with 50% affordable housing provision and 401sqm of employment floorspace. The development site is located on Norman Road, at the junction with Tarves Way, and adjacent to Deptford Creek – a highly sustainable location within Greenwich Town Centre with excellent transport connections to Central London and the southeast from Greenwich DLR and Rail Station, 5-minutes’ walk from the Site.

BPTW architects have designed the part 13- / part 17-storey building to maximise views and access to Deptford Creek, and public access to the Creek will be secured within the Section 106 Agreement between Greenwich Council and Notting Hill Genesis. All 145 residential units will have access to private balconies and high-quality landscaped amenity and on-site play spaces. The majority of the dwellings are dual aspect and the single aspect units benefit from Creek views. The 401sqm of business / light industrial employment floorspace will provide significant benefit to Greenwich’s local economy.

A new public plaza will be provided in front of the 17-storey element of the building, next to which is a pedestrian route providing access to the commercial unit and Creek, extending from a tree-lined boulevard along Tarves Way. The scheme will revive local ecology by promoting native plants to increase wildlife within and along the Creek’s edge.

This new mixed-use development will provide a significant housing, employment and public realm contribution to the evolving urban environment along Norman Road, and in securing approval BPTW has enabled the optimisation of this highly sustainable brownfield site.