The Telegraph Works on Christchurch Way is a 272-home residential scheme proposal for an historic site in the south west of the Greenwich Peninsula. The project is part of a joint effort between Alcatel-Lucent and U+I which will incorporate the modernisation of part of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks’ existing site. The residential part of the regeneration project will also include a series of play spaces, commercial units and a new public realm in a scheme designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
As part of Cathedral’s commitment to building sustainable developments, we are proposing an exciting landscaping strategy in the residential element of our scheme. This includes a podium garden, which will be divided into five distinct character areas: a secret grove with trees, an allotment garden, butterfly garden, picnic area and rope garden. The element of play will be interspersed with areas of planting and hard landscaping, allowing the space to be used by residents of all ages and encouraging community engagement and interaction. We want to make a place where people enjoy living, working and visiting.
Alcatel-Lucent is the world leader in submarine cable networks, a leading telecoms exporter in the UK and a hugely important employer in the Royal Borough. The modernisation of their factory – Alcatel-Lucent Greenwich – will contribute to improve the character and visual attractiveness of the area and create a contemporary, high quality community with a mixture of apartments and houses designed in response to the sites features.
Following several months of discussions with both the Royal Borough of Greenwich council and the Greater London Authority we have begun holding a number of public consultations. On 31st January 2014 we submitted our planning application to the planning committee.