Meet The O2's New Neighbour

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 22 months ago
Meet The O2's New Neighbour

It will be the "St Pancras of the Underground," according to architects Santiago Calatralva. Here are images of the three-pronged glass behemoth that will be built over North Greenwich station, nudging up alongside the O2.

Peninsula Place is a £1bn project by the architects behind Athens Olympic Park, which will incorporate 800 apartments, 80 shops, restaurants, bars, a cinema and a hotel complex. The structure will rise 30 storeys, three times over. That's on top of it housing a new North Greenwich bus station and this public atrium — which commuters will emerge into:

The design is said to be part-inspired by London's Crystal Palace, while also being "unashamedly modern". There'll also be a tubular bridge, linking Peninsula Place to the waterfront:

The plans are part of a £8.4bn scheme to transform North Greenwich, which you can see magically unfolding in this video:

The area will also get a new Ikea.  

All images Santiago Calatralva.

Last Updated 20 February 2017