G.M.V. Greenwich Millenium Village
Design and sustainability
GMV was the first large scale development in the UK to achieve an EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ rating. Phases 1 and 2 incorporated a number of innovative building techniques in order to meet or exceed sustainable construction targets. For example the 30% reduction of water consumption target was met and we achieved a 76% reduction in construction waste compared to a target of 50%.
The project included an Energy Centre, containing a Combined Heat and Power system (C.H.P) gas boilers, and a Biomass boiler to provide heat for all of the homes in phases 1 & 2 through a Smart heating network, as well as producing electricity residents exporting to the National Grid.
The village is on the southern banks of the River Thames, about one mile upstream (west) from the Thames Barrier and adjacent to the purpose-built Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, cycle paths and recreational areas. The village currently has the Millennium Primary School, a GP surgery, and a few shops. East of the village, at Peartree Wharf, is the Greenwich Yacht Club, a modern building provided by English Partnerships. The village is south of the O2 dome complex; commercial developments are situated to the south.