Greenwich Square development reaches construction milestone
A development bringing both investment and affordable housing to east Greenwich has notched up its first construction milestone.
The topping out of Block One - part of Hadley Mace's £225million Greenwich Square scheme - was celebrated this week. Representatives from the developer teamed up with Richard Blakeway, deputy mayor for housing, land and property at the Greater London Authority, (GLA) to mark what he branded as a "great boost" to the local community.
Mr Blakeway said: "There is no greater priority than tackling London's housing needs and Greenwich Square is an excellent example of land owned by the GLA being put to use to deliver good quality homes.
"The development will provide an excellent mix of low cost homes and higher end accommodation, as well much needed new public facilities."
Greenwich Square is being built on the former Greenwich District Hospital site and comprises 645 new homes. Block One will house 121 affordable apartments as well as the Greenwich Centre, which will include a gym, two swimming pools, a library, medical practice and space for residents.
A public square at the heart of the scheme has been designed to act as a community hub, with the area to be surrounded by cafes and restaurants."
David Grover, director of Hadley Mace, said: "Greenwich Square's topping out ceremony marks a long-awaited investment into east Greenwich.
"This first construction milestone demonstrates the benefits of public-private consortium and brings regeneration to a significant but under-utilised area of London. I am delighted to see what has been achieved in just over seven months and I am confident that the team will continue to deliver over the next five years."
The affordable housing at Greenwich Square, totalling 144 shared ownership and 170 socially rented homes, is due to launch in March and will be available through L&Q
Go to greenwichsquare-london.com.