Greenwich Millennium Village

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Greenwich Millennium Village
Location Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, England
Coordinates 51°29′42″N 0°00′50″E / 51.495°N 0.014°E / 51.495; 0.014Coordinates: 51°29′42″N 0°00′50″E / 51.495°N 0.014°E / 51.495; 0.014
Opening Date 2000s onwards
Developer English Partnerships
Architect Ralph Erskine

Greenwich Millennium Village (GMV) is a mixed-tenure modern development on an urban village model located on the Greenwich Peninsula in Greenwich in south-east London, and part of the Millennium Communities Programme under English Partnerships (now renamed Homes and Communities Agency). The village is designed by architects Ralph Erskine and partners with EPR Architects Ltd as executive architect as part of the regeneration of the whole brownfield site of East Greenwich Gas Works. GMV is south of the former Millennium Dome, now renamed the O2.[1]


The village is on the southern banks of the River Thames, about one mile upstream (west) from the Thames Barrier and adjacent to the purpose-built Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, cycle paths and recreational areas. The village currently has the Millennium Primary School, a GP surgery, and a few shops. East of the village, at Peartree Wharf, is the Greenwich Yacht Club, a modern building provided by English Partnerships. The village is south of the O2 dome complex; commercial developments are situated to the south.


Village Square in the village

The village is being developed by a consortium of Countryside Properties and Taylor Wimpey. The development aimed to cut primary energy use by 80% using low-energy building techniques and renewable energy technologies. GMV was planned by the developers to continue to expand until about 2015, with its own integrated village shopping and community centres. By 2010, 1,098 flats and houses as well as a village square with shops had been completed. Of the units completed about 20% are affordable housing which are owned by a housing association which rents to those in social need as well as to key workers under shared ownership "rent to buy" purchase schemes.

Some GMV residents have complained that the noise insulation in the Kilby Court blocks is inadequate.[2]



Greenwich Millennium Village is served by London Buses routes 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472 and 486.

London Underground[edit]

The nearest station is North Greenwich on the Jubilee line.

National Rail[edit]

The nearest stations are Charlton and Westcombe Park for Southeastern services towards Dartford, London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross.

London River Services[edit]

The nearest pier is North Greenwich for Thames Clippers services towards Embankment, Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal.

Emirates Air Line[edit]

The Emirates Air Line cable car service opened in June 2012 and connects North Greenwich with the Royal Docks on the other side of the River Thames. It's southern terminal is located nearby.

In popular culture[edit]

The video for Lady Leshurr's Queen's Speech Ep.4 was filmed at the Greenwich Millennium Village.[3]


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