Architect: Proctor Matthews
Contractor: Countryside Properties
Value: £4.5 million
Type of works: supply-and-fit via approved installer A & M, to meet stringent environmental targets.
The Greenwich Millennium Village provides a new urban quarter of approximately 2,000 mixed-tenure homes on the Greenwich peninsula in south-east London.
Phase 2 has provided 372 of these innovative new homes built on the principle of the traditional London square, creating streets and public spaces scaled to provide a lively, intimate and secure environment.
The project was required to meet stringent environmental targets, including reductions in both primary and embodied energy of 30% and 50% respectively, and construction waste by up to 50%. Water consumption, construction costs and project duration were similarly targeted for reductions of up to 30%. Phase 2 exceeded the target expectations.
The new homes, all now occupied, have been designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century, with flexibility and adaptability at the forefront of the design. Sliding walls and transitional spaces between living and sleeping areas enable apartment layouts to be either open plan or cellular, encouraging a variety of uses.
Prefabricated construction techniques were employed throughout the project to deliver rapid construction, quality, cost-target requirements and strive towards a culture of zero defects.
The GMV is part of the Governments Millennium Communities Programme, designed to show how to build sustainable, environmentally-responsible communities for the 21st Century.