Greenwich Peninsula
Knight Dragon
 
 
A new riverside residential destination
We have contextually designed the interiors of two residential towers to be kindred in spirit but with contrasting shifts in tone and articulation.
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The regeneration of the Greenwich Peninsula represents one of the most ambitious urban projects in London for many years. In terms of size and scale, it is comparable only with the reinvention of the 21st-century neighbourhood to the north of King’s Cross.
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Within the phased master plan to deliver this fresh community, Conran and Partners was asked by developer Knight Dragon to design the interiors of two new residential towers within the Lower Riverside quarter of the peninsula.

The two buildings – known as The Lighterman and The Waterman – are punctuated by communal courtyards, plazas and landscaped spaces at ground level, while the apartments within them offer views across the river and to the outstretched city beyond.

The development includes 102 private and 123 affordable homes, stunning penthouse apartments and contemporary communal amenity spaces.
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The Waterman
The Waterman
The Waterman
 
 
One of the key challenges, given that the two towers sit next to each other, was to develop an architectural language for each one that was kindred in spirit but different enough to create a sense of character for them both.

While drawing inspiration from the history and context of Greenwich itself, as well as the riverside setting, the interior treatment of the two towers evolved in parallel. The Waterman adopts contrasting tones within a textural palette of light and dark shades, while introducing materials and finishes such as brass and ironwork that reference the industrial history of the peninsula. The Lighterman adopts a softer, tonal approach in terms of its colours and finishes, whilst similarly offering a bold contemporary character.
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The Lighterman
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The Lighterman
 
 
‘The penthouses are fabulous in the way they pick up on the different characteristics seen in the two buildings.’
 
Tina Norden | Partner at Conran and Partners
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