Arup and Prior + Partners have been appointed by Peabody and Lendlease as the strategic masterplanner that will help shape a major new waterfront neighbourhood at Thamesmead.
The Thamesmead Waterfront development covers 100 hectares of largely undeveloped land in southeast London, where Peabody and Lendlease have entered into a circa £8bn joint venture, which offers the opportunity to lead the way in post pandemic living and working.
Working in close partnership, the team will lead the creation of a new community where there is space for thousands of homes alongside new commercial and leisure space, set amongst an unrivalled natural environment in London with lakes, green spaces and over a mile of undeveloped river frontage. The team includes youthful innovators like Jayden Ali and passionate culture experts like Tracey Sage and Place Bureau.
Of the proposed core team, 12 are SMEs, ten employ less than 30 people and five are microbusinesses employing less than ten people. Three are based outside the UK and are industry-leaders pushing boundaries in innovation and placemaking in northern and western Europe.
At the centre of the team’s approach is the idea that communities evolve from existing places and relationships, and at the heart of their philosophy is the need to understand, build on, and grow the social capital that already exists at Thamesmead. This will help ensure that Thamesmead Waterfront becomes a natural extension to and of Thamesmead, whilst also being an attractive and welcoming place to newcomers from near and far.