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Four huge new developments for Greenwich peninsula
Four huge new developments have been approved for the Greenwich peninsula as its regeneration picks up pace.
In all, the projects will see a staggering 884 new homes on the peninsula in high-rise buildings.
Around Coal Jetty, the largest development by Knight Dragon will build 519 new homes on two plots - including a 31-storey block - alongside a refurbished jetty with a pavilion building, infrastructure for ships and a visitor centre.
East of Barge Walk a massive riverside 224-home project will see one glass-topped tower hit a dizzying 24-storeys.
The site, which forms part of the peninsula masterplan area, will have 54 per cent affordable housing, 59 car parking spaces and 265 spaces for cycling.
Just southwest of Barge Walk, there will be a further 139 homes, 79 of which will be affordable, built across three buildings rising to 10 storeys high, along with 90m sq of commercial space.
And near that site will be a six-storey community building, including a ground floor cafe, prayer space, creche, plus a gym on the third and fourth floors.
Greenwich Council said the plans were designed to release surplus public land to boost construction jobs, drive investment and deliver the additional housing desperately needed for London.
Leader Councillor Chris Roberts said: "Greenwich peninsula is an extremely important regeneration site, with the capacity to make a vital contribution to the new homes that London so desperately needs.
"The development of these new homes comes as the peninsula continues to grow into one of London's brightest new business districts.
"With its strong emphasis on media and technology companies, and excellent transport connections to the reset of the capital, the peninsula is attracting significant inward investment, and operating vital employment opportunities as it helps to strengthen the economy in east and south east London."