Broadway Malyan has been appointed to complete the final phases of Ralph Erskine's masterplan for the Greenwich Millennium Village.
The practice has been brought in to work with Swedish practice Tovatt Architects & Planners - formerly known as Erskine Tovatt Arkitekt when headed by the late Erskine - to deliver stages three, four and five of the high-profile residential-led development.
It is understood the last three stages, earmarked for the plot south of the O2 Centre (above
), will be of much higher density than the earlier housing, designed in 1997.
Developers Countryside Properties and Taylor Wimpey Developments, the joint-venture partners behind the Millennium Village, have already completed 867 homes as part of the ongoing phase one development, and another 228 properties are expected to finish next May.
Broadway Malyan has been asked to deliver another 1,650 homes as well as 1,440m2
of retail space and 6,500m2
of commercial and community space over the next seven years.
A spokesman for Greenwich Millennium Village said: 'Broadway Malyan has effectively been appointed to finish the village. The new phases will be in keeping with the style of the first stages and will feature their characteristic red-eyebrow gables.'
He added: 'However, the new buildings will not be like the lower-level buildings designed by Proctor and Matthews. The density doesn't allow it.'by Richard Waite