The Tide opens at the Greenwich Peninsula
This weekend saw the opening of the Tide at the Greenwich Peninsula. J P Dunn Construction completed works with a value of over £10m, including the bridge foundations, and the hard and soft landscaping both at ground level and to the bridge itself. Creating this public realm space was enormously challenging as it was built above and around LUL assets to the Jubilee Line. The site also contained a cobweb of existing services and extensive below ground obstructions. The end result however is impressive and achieves the objective of weaving the new buildings, residents and neighbourhoods into real, live hubs of activity.
Created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with London based Neiheiser Argyros and landscape architects GROSS MAX, the project was conceived as a linear riverside park, connecting different parts of the Peninsula and helping with circulation flow, as well as providing outdoor space and greenery for users. The team behind The Tide call it a ‘cultural’ park too, which makes sense, seeing as it is awash with art pieces by an impressive array of artists, including Damien Hirst, Allen Jones, Morag Myerscough, Heather & Ivan Morison, GERONIMO and Gaz Coombes.