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28th October 2015

Essential Living’s Creekside Wharf project in Greenwich has won the ‘Housing Project of the Year’ category at the 2015 Sunday Times British Homes Awards.

Capita is project managing the scheme which comprises 249 new homes situated in a unique location on Deptford Creek just 500 meters from Greenwich town centre. The development, which gained planning approval in July, includes a building designed specifically for families - with features including:

  • A new onsite nursery;
  • Additional acoustic insulation;
  • Extra wide corridors to assist push chair mobility;
  • Large storage areas;
  • Balconies designed to enhance child safety;
  • Large utility cupboards to accommodate a separate washer and dryer.

More than two-thirds of the site is covered by high quality landscaped public realm and child’s play space including a new Creekside Walk and pocket park. Extensive intertidal terracing provides increased biodiversity and a thriving Creekside ecosystem that adds to the vibrant and newly activated Creekside edge.

A quarter of the units will be offered at a discounted market rent with affordable homes distributed throughout the development creating a truly “tenure blind” scheme. All tenants will have access to the same specification of flats, amenities and share the same entrances, creating a balanced and sustainable community.

Over 1,400sqm of shared amenity space is provided including exercise areas, communal lounges and kitchens, workshop space for school projects or DIY and barbecues, pizza ovens and rooftop allotments provided on the external terraces.

Greenwich town centre includes the Greenwich Maritime UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with a vibrant range of shops, restaurants and bars. Deptford Town centre, to the west of the site, is increasingly popular with artists and creative professionals, not least due to the proximity of the Stirling Award winning Trinity Laban Conservatoire, which is adjacent to Creekside Wharf.

Construction work is due to commence early 2016 with completion envisaged mid-2018.

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