- Greenwich Millennium Village
The Greenwich Millennium Village (GMV) is an innovative mixed-tenure modern
housing estateon an urban villagemodel in Greenwichin south-east London, and part of the Millennium Communities Programmeunder English Partnerships. The village is designed by architects Ralph Erskine and partners with EPR Architects Ltd as executive architect as part of the regeneration of the whole brownfieldsite of Greenwich Peninsulaformer town gas works. GMV is south of the former Millennium Dome, now renamed the O2.
The village on the southern banks of the
Thames, about one mile upstream from the Thames Barrierand adjacent to its own purpose-built [http://www.urbanecology.org.uk/gpep.html Ecology Park] , cycle paths and recreational areas. The village currently has the Millennium Primary School and GP. Next to the complex at Peartree Wharf, is the Greenwich Yacht Club, a modern building provided by English Partnerships.
In early 2007, the village had 867 residences of modern, environmentally-friendly design. This number has to grown over 900 residences by late 2007, and will be continuing to expand until about 2015, and the village will have its own integrated village shopping and community centres. The village square and shops was completed in June 2008. The development aims to cut
primary energyuse by 80% using low-energy buildingtechniques and renewable energytechnologies.
GMV is served by a modern transportation system which includes six dedicated bus routes -- two running 24 hours, and is within walking distance of the
North Greenwich tube stationon the Jubilee Linewhich provides access to central London in less than 25 minutes. It is also close to the A102 roadsemi- motorwaywhich connects to the A2 road to the south and to the north the Blackwall Tunnelcrossing of the Thames Riverconnecting to Canary Wharfon the Isle of Dogs, the A12 roadrunning north and the A13 roadrunning east and west.
* [http://www.englishpartnerships.co.uk/gmv.htm English Partnerships]
* [http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/pdf/greenwichmillenniumvillage-13644.pdf Transport for London (TfL) area bus map for GMV]
* [http://www.millenniumprimaryschool.moonfruit.com/ Millennium Primary School]
* [http://www.greenwichdoc.com/ Greenwich Peninsula Practice]
* [http://www.greenwichyachtclub.co.uk/ Greenwich Yacht Club]
* [http://www.flickr.com/groups/gmv/ Pictures of Greenwich Millennium Village]
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