The Royal borough of Greenwich’s Planning Committee has granted planning consent for OMA’s mixed use development on London’s Greenwich Peninsula at Morden Wharf, a 2.4-hectare brownfield site located equidistant from historic Greenwich and the millennial O2 Arena...

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
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OMA’s scheme for developer U+I follows a years-long design and consultation process. Key to its development is maximizing the potential of the riverfront for public use and access. The site’s industrial past is reflected in the proposed mix of uses, balancing new residential development with employment and community uses. The existing warehouse on the site is preserved and will house small enterprises and creative businesses. Along the Thames’ edge will sit Morden Park, a 1.6-hectare public park, harkening back to the site’s marshland beginnings.

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
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Reinier de Graaf, OMA Partner: “Our proposition for Morden Wharf is one with little ego, a surrender to the existing context that aims to reconcile the past with the future. Architecture doesn’t exist for its own sake but to frame the public space in-between.”

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
Image by Pixelflakes, Courtesy of OMA

Carol Patterson, Director-in-Charge: “Designed pre-pandemic, an immediately accessible riverfront public park and renovated Thames Path for all residents of the peninsula working from home or otherwise has even greater significance than envisaged.”

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
Image by Pixelflakes, Courtesy of OMA

Richard Upton, U+I CEO: “We care very much about the legacy that we deliver in the Borough. 25 years after the demolition of the sugar factory our proposal will bring this part of Greenwich back to life and we think it is the time for Modern Wharf to be reborn.”

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
Image by Pixelflakes, Courtesy of OMA

Morden Wharf will provide up to 1,500 new homes, in 12 high-quality, tenure-blind residential buildings, of which 35% will be affordable, including a mix of shared ownership and London Affordable Rent. Commercial and employment use will create approximately 700 new permanent jobs.

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
Image by Pixelflakes, Courtesy of OMA

Architect: OMA
Client: U+I
Location: Modern Wharf, Greenwich, London, UK
Year: 2021
Residential: 151,000m2
Employment and Retail: 17,300m2
Total: 168,300m2
Park: 16,000m2
Partner in Charge: Reinier de Graaf
Project Director: Carol Patterson
Project Architect: Michalis Hadjistyllis
Team: Samir Abillama, Anton Anikeev, Andre Backlund, Zuzanna Binda, Stephanie Bigelow, Fabrizio Esposito, Federica Giorgetta, Eve Hocheng, Alicia Krzywinska, Konstantinos Papasimakis, Xaveer Roodbeen, Lukasz Skalec, Andrea Verni, Camilla Wisborg
Landscape Architect: Planit I.E
Architect, SIL Designer: Chetwoods
Architect, Unit Mix and Layout: MSMR
Architect, Gloriana Boat House: Carmody Groarke
Multi-disciplinary Engineer: Ramboll
Planning Consultant and Socio-Economics: Lichfields
Townscape and Visual Assessment Advisor: Tavernor
Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald
Cost Consultant: Gardiner & Theobald Consultation
Advisor: Lowick Group
Wind: RWDI
Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing: Consil
Viability Consultant: Quod
Mobility Trends: DG Cities
Visualisations: Miller Hare, Pixelflakes

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
Image by Pixelflakes, Courtesy of OMA

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
Image by Pixelflakes, Courtesy of OMA

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
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Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
Copyright OMA

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
Copyright OMA

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf
Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA

Modern Wharf by OMA / Reinier de Graaf

OMA / Reinier de Graaf' masterplan for Modern Wharf, Greenwich, London achieves planning consent...

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