Kettle Collective has designed a world-class driving range, Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range, which is located on the edge of the River Thames in central London. The facility has been developed by Knight Dragon as part of an activation programme for Greenwich Peninsula, the 160 acre area will also see the building of 15,000 new homes.
Launching on the 1st of July, in time for the British Open, Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range is rumoured to have professional golfers among its exclusive party guests. Following it’s opening to the public on the 2nd of July, the facility is expected to be a highly desirable destination for the local community as well as international visitors.
Tony Kettle, Design Principal at Kettle Collective said,
“Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range is located in a unique location. The architecture looks to make the most of this premium land by exploiting the fantastic views, for practicing golfers, of the 02 Arena and Canary Warf. By reinforcing this sense of place the golf range and adjacent clubhouse become a more attractive place to visit.”
Knight Dragon, has appointed N1 Golf as the operator of the golf range; N1 Golf will also provide a golf academy with training from professional golfers. An A1 Golf shop and Vinotech Compass restaurant are located in the clubhouse, which also has a rooftop bar to exploit the impressive views of the opposite business district and landmarks.
Scott Cahill, Project Director, based in the Kettle Collective London studio said,
“We have designed a building which is simple in form but rich in its use of an industrial palette of materials that is appropriate to its current setting. The exterior massing places phenolic plywood and translucent polycarbonate in juxtaposition with one another in response to the different uses that take place inside the building. The interior consists of lightweight installations of plywood, aluminium and copper which are only included where required so that the building maintains a certain feeling of efficiency that is suitable for its temporary nature.”