The first office block within London’s ‘newest commercial district’ on the Greenwich Peninsula has opened its doors
Designed by Farrell and Partners, the 14 Pier Walk building will become the home to 1,900 Transport for London employees and sits at the heart of the 325,000 sq m Peninsula Central business zone next to the ‘dome’ in east London.
Terry Farrell, said: ‘Ten years ago the Greenwich Peninsula was a wasteland. Our masterplan was quite a challenge, and it’s therefore a real pleasure to see it taking shape so well.
He added: ‘With 14 Pier Walk we have resisted typical office design strictures to create a building that responds to its location and creates a sense of place.’
The scheme is part of the wider £5 billion regeneration of the 60 ha Greenwich Peninsula led by developers Lend Lease and Quintain together with the Homes and Communities Agency.
Over the next 15 years the programme will deliver 10,000 new homes, 150 new shops and restaurants, 1.6 miles of revitalised ‘river frontage’, and 19 ha of open spaces and parks.