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OMA appointed to masterplan Morden Wharf on Greenwich Peninsula

LONDON/ENGLAND, ROTTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, August 1, 2013 - OMA has been appointed by specialist mixed-use developer Cathedral Group PLC and joint venture partner Development Securities PLC as masterplanner and lead architect on the mixed-use development of Morden Wharf, a 19 acre regeneration site on London’s Greenwich Peninsula. OMA will now start work on plans for the site, which was acquired as a corporate transaction by the joint venture in March 2012 and has the potential to produce a £950 million, 2 million sq ft mixed-used scheme.

OMA apoointed to masterplan Morden Wharf on Greenwich Peninsula, London

London’s Greenwich Peninsula. | photo: OMA

In selecting OMA, the development partners will benefit from the practice’s vast experience and expertise in masterplanning across the world including major schemes in Bordeaux, Doha, Hong Kong, Miami Beach and Sydney.
A major riverside site and formerly a Tate & Lyle sweeteners refinery, Morden Wharf is located adjacent to the O2 Arena with 500 metres of Thames frontage. It will play a crucial part in the delivery of the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s masterplan proposals for the western side of the Greenwich Peninsula, published in April 2012.
The Peninsula West Masterplan outlines the Council’s intention to transform the Peninsula into London’s premier entertainment zone by focusing development and regeneration around multi-purpose sports, entertainment and educational facilities that enhance the offer at the O2 Arena and seamlessly and sustainably link historic Greenwich with the newly masterplanned zone. The Peninsula is attracting billions of pounds of investment and is positioning itself on the forefront of London’s digital and leisure economy. It will be home to over 10,000 Londoners. Morden Wharf will be a key site in the development of this vision.
Morden Wharf will be led by Partners in Charge Reinier de Graaf and Ellen van Loon, Associate in Charge Laura Baird, and Project Director Carol Patterson.
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