Barr Gazetas - Award Winning London Architect

Peninsula Square The 02

The first new public square in London for 100 years has proved a fitting setting for the multi-award winning O2 entertainment district

In Numbers

  • 24 Time and space poems by Mick Delap
  • 3 Hidden Fountains
  • 16 London plane trees planted
  • 6,000 colour changing L.E.D’s in performance wall
  • 45m high stainless steel spire
  • 10m highest water spout from Geysers

About Peninsula Square

Peninsula Square is equivalent in size to Leicester Square, attracting people who live and work in Greenwich Peninsula as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors to The O2. There are cafes, restaurants, shops and a venue for special events and performances around the square, making it a buzzing, exciting place to visit.

Features of the square include a 3-storey high Performance Wall which has a blue coloured glass curtain-wall façade, centred with handmade glass panels and lit internally with 6,000 colour-changing LEDs. A 45m high stainless steel spire gives the square a visual anchor. The ‘growing’ green wall is designed to provide a green connection between the busy square and calm riverfront.

The history of Greenwich is captured by award-winning poet Mick Delap and etched into the granite paving of the square. An elegant, sweeping 180m long canopy links the underground station to The O2 light sculpture entrance. Geysers set in the square bubble and mist, shooting plumes of water up to 10 metres high. Vibrant lighting accentuates the square’s exciting architecture by day and by night can be seen from all around the Peninsula.

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