Where & What


‘The Movement’ is the name given to the redevelopment of the former Greenwich Industrial Estate, adjacent to Greenwich DLR and mainline station, and just a few
minutes walk from Greenwich Town Centre.

The Movement will bring a new lease of life to this site, which has been empty and derelict for so long. The London Borough of Greenwich’s decision to grant planning consent for the scheme in April 2011 paved the way for a new, highly sustainable, residential community right at the Royal Borough’s ‘front door’ – the DLR Station.

The imaginative mixed-use scheme will bring many benefits to the local community and result in a considerable economic investment in the town centre.

The scheme includes:

  • 181 high quality new homes including affordable housing
  • A 104-bedroom Travelodge hotel
  • 358 student apartments
  • 7,000sq ft business incubator units for start-up businesses
  • New extension for Greenwich West Community Centre providing 2000 sq ft of floor space and increase in the venue’s capacity. (Completed in Nov 2013)
  • Innovative bicycle café and repair shop
  • 400 spaces for bicycles
  • Health and fitness club
  • Convenience food store
  • Nursery
  • Sustainable energy centre
  • Landscaped pedestrian boulevard with public art design by Olympic Poet Lemn Sissay and Artist Morag Mayerscough

One of our key drivers is that the entire development is incredibly sustainable.
First and foremost, we are making the best use of this derelict brown field site
by recycling it. Next we are ensuring a fantastic mix of uses so that its future as
a vibrant new community is secure.


The Voice

The Voice

  • With thousands of extra visitors expected to use Greenwich DLR station during the Olympic Games, we are brightening up the area around the station with a unique pop up café designed by artist Morag Myerscough and operated by Greenwich Cooperative …

  • Construction of The MVMNT is due to begin later this month. Willmott Dixon will start work on the residential component of the scheme, which is located furthest away from the DLR at the Norman Road end of the site, almost …

  • We’re getting there with preparations for our pop-up cafe on Waller Way.  Our designer, artist Morag Myerscough and her team have been furiously painting the cladding that’s going to give the cafe its vibrant colours and patterns, brightening the days of …

  • Here is Morag Myerscough painting 34 boards of ply to go around the exterior of our pop-up cafe. Her lovely assistants Frankie Legere, Kathryn Cross & Lizzie Toole are all working flat out to finish them in time for the grand …

  • Our brilliant team on-site have been working tirelessly to get our pop-up café open in time for the London 2012 Olympics. On your marks…

  • Here are Morag’s classic handpainted stools which will be used at the cafe. The bases are made by artist Luke Morgan and tops are cut from reclaimed school laboratory tops and feature beautiful bright designs and some of Lemn Sissay’s …

  • Our new temporary café and performance space is now open in Waller Way where it has been providing commuters and visitors to Olympic events in the Greenwich with a lovely, welcoming space in which to take a breather from Olympic …

  • The Movement Café’s programme of regular evenings of stories & poems (Wednesdays), and acoustic sessions (Thursdays), started last week. Pictured is the Joe Inman Project, who played on Thursday. This Wednesday evening (8th) we welcome poetry performances from Gloria Sanders …

  • Emerging talent Poppy Trevelyan (, accompanied by Adam Rodgers Johns on percussion, played at The Movement yesterday evening. They followed a set by Al Goodwin ( The Café will be closed from Monday to Thursday next week – reopening on …

  • The Movement Café was closed for a few days last week. We hope you missed us. By the time we reopened, Morag and her team had weaved a little more magic and The Movement had become a little more lovely. …