Greenwich Millennium Village
The Greenwich Millennium Village (GMV) is an innovative mixed-tenure modern housing estate on an urban village model located on the Greenwich Peninsula in Greenwich in south-east London, and part of the Millennium Communities Programme under English Partnerships (now renamed Homes and Communities Agency). The village is designed by architects Ralph Erskine and partners with EPR Architects Ltd as executive architect as part of the regeneration of the whole brownfield site of Greenwich Peninsula former town gas works. GMV is south of the former Millennium Dome, now renamed the O 2. The village on the southern banks of the Thames, about one mile upstream from the Thames Barrier and adjacent to its own purpose-built Ecology Park, cycle paths and recreational areas. The village currently has the Millennium Primary School and a medical GP surgery. Next to the complex, at Peartree Wharf, is the Greenwich Yacht Club, a modern building provided by English Partnerships. The Village is being developed by a consortium of Countryside Properties and Taylor Wimpey. The housing is of modern, environmentally-friendly design, and the development aims to cut primary energy use by 80% using low-energy building techniques and renewable energy technologies. GMV is planned by the developers to continue to expand until about 2015, with its own integrated village shopping and community centres. As of 2008, 1,095 homes and a village square with shops have been completed.

GMV is served by the Transport for London public transport system which includes seven bus routes"two running 24 hours, and is within walking distance of the North Greenwich tube station on the Jubilee Line which provides access to central London in less than 25 minutes. It is also close to the A102 road semi- motorway which connects to the A2 road to the south and to the north the Blackwall Tunnel crossing of the Thames River connecting to Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs, the A12 road running north and the A13 road running east and west. In addition, within walking distance of GMV, to the east of the North Greenwich tube station on the Thames is the QEII Pier, which offers commuter boat service to other parts of London, both east and west.