Location: Greenwich Millennium Village
Client: Greenwich Council
Landscape Architect: LDC
The peninsula, dubbed by the Evening Standard as ‘London’s Ultimate Village’, is fast becoming one of London’s (and possibly even the worlds) most impressive regenerations, both in scale and in what is being achieved. The ES article also outlined the type of village it will be, calling it a ‘hi-tech village for arty, foody, design-savvy Londoners’ in which top British talent have been involved in its design conception.
As with this type of high profile, public realm project, Loknan was highly aware of the tight time schedule requirement that is typical with these projects. With this in mind, our team collaborated with the design team at LDC, ensuring that all lead time considerations and accurate costings were set out early on in the concept stages of the project.
This early collaboration paid off when, towards the end of the project, two artic loads of materials had to be on site within two weeks. Loknan and LDC had been aware of this ever since the conception of the project, meaning we were able to ensure that the materials were sourced and delivered on time and in budget to site. Had this not have gone according to plan, the project could have been knocked off schedule by a month, causing potentially damaging cost implications.
Part of this project was in the Greenwich Ecology Park, meaning all materials that were supplied had to be sustainably sourced. This made Loknan an obvious partner for LDC as we have a team who have strong passion for the environments in which we live as well as full PEFC and FSC accreditations