The University of Greenwich has appointed Heneghan Peng as architects for its new School of Architecture & Design in Stockwell Street at the site of the former Village Market. A selection panel chaired by Lord Rogered chose the Dublin-based company from a shortlist of seven.
Previous projects worked on by Heneghan Peng include the visitors' centre for the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, the Grand Museum of Egypt at the Pyramids and a bridge across the Rhine Valley in Germany.
Roisin Heneghan and Shih-Fu Peng say: "It is a dream and a privilege for an architect to be given the opportunity to be a part of this project on such an important site in the town of Greenwich. We look forward to working with the University of Greenwich and the local community to create a building that can provide a platform for the highest educational standards and make a positive contribution to the town and its residents."
The University has promised to consult with local residents and businesses, and if all goes to schedule, the new buildings will come into use by the start of the 2013/2014 academic year.