The Movement, Greenwich
In October 2015 we completed The Movement, a vibrant, highly sustainable and truly mixed-use scheme located on the former Greenwich Industrial Estate. The 2.2 acre site is in a prime position adjacent to Greenwich DLR and Mainline Station.
Developed with award-winning architects HLM and Studio Egret West and in close consultation with Greenwich Council, The Movement comprises; 181 residential apartments, 358 student apartments, a health and fitness club, convenience food store, nursery and 7,000 sq ft of business incubator or start-up units – all located along a new public, pedestrian-friendly street connecting the DLR with Norman Road.
Planning permission was granted in April 2011 and we started onsite in June 2012. We signed a joint venture agreement with Willmott Dixon, who delivered the 181 new homes, including affordable and shared ownership apartments as well as the health, retail and nursery facilities.
McLaren delivered the student accommodation portion of the scheme and the 104 bedroom business hotel on Greenwich High Road has been pre-let to Travelodge and is now open for business.
The on site energy centre provides renewable energy and there more than 400 spaces available for bicycles. The scheme will generate £275 million for the local economy over the next ten years.