The Royal borough of Greenwich’s Planning Committee has granted planning consent for OMA’s mixed use development on London’s Greenwich Peninsula at Morden Wharf, a 2.4-hectare brownfield site located equidistant from historic Greenwich and the millennial O2 Arena.OMA’s scheme for developer U+I follows a years-long design and consultation process. Key to its development is maximizing the potential of the riverfront for public use and access. The site’s industrial past is reflected in the proposed mix of uses, balancing new residential development with employment and community uses. The existing warehouse on the site is preserved and will house small enterprises and creative businesses. Along the Thames’ edge will sit Morden Park, a 1.6-hectare public park, harkening back to the site’s marshland beginnings.Morden Wharf will provide up to 1,500 new homes, in 12 high-quality, tenure-blind residential buildings, of which 35% will be affordable, including a mix of shared ownership and London Affordable Rent. Commercial and employment use will create approximately 700 new permanent jobs.