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Manser wins planning for London's first cruise liner terminal

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Greenwich Council has approved plans by Manser Practice for a new a 2,085m² international cruise terminal, public park and two residential towers overlooking the Thames

The south-east London authority voted to approve the amended plans for Enderby Wharf - an expanded proposal based on a previous application which was given the green light in 2012.

The new scheme is 81 per cent larger than the original plans and includes two towers standing at 31 and 23-storey’s high as well as a separate 26-storey block drawn up by HLM.

Rubberstamping the scheme, Greenwich councillors dismissed fears raised by some local residents about potential air pollution from the ships.

The mixed-use development will provide 477 new homes with 16 per cent of those designated as affordable housing including 28 for social rent. The new plans include an improved drop off area for passenger baggage, a larger baggage area, larger loading and servicing bays and an enhanced transit area for coaches and taxi’s.

Three kiosks within the ferry terminal will provide retail facilities within the podium structure and will be accessible from a new boulevard which runs east-west through the site. The plans by Manser also keep the new Skills Academy from the original scheme and increase it in sze to 635m².

According to the practice the ‘façade concept for the whole site has been inspired by the industrial history of the site  - and its importance in the development and manufacture of the Atlantic Cable’. The buildings feature a mix of dark brickwork, bronze panels, and expanded metal mesh elements.

Manser Greenwich terminal

Project data

Location Enderby Wharf, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Type of project mixed-use development
Client Westcourt Real Estate
Architect The Manser Practice
Landscape architect The Landscape Partnership
Structural engineer Expedition
M&E consultant Thornton Reynolds
Quantity surveyor Gardiner & Theobald
Planning supervisor BPTW & Cavendish Planning
Marine consulting engineer Beckett Rankine
Environmental consultant Aecom
Gross internal floor area 2,085m2 cruise terminal and 23,181m2 residential

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