Greenwich Council has approved plans to redevelop Greenwich's historical pier in a £6m scheme which will include three restaurants or cafés.
Conran & Partners architects have been commissioned by Stonehurst Estates to build three new pavilions on the World Heritage site close to the Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum. The plans, which also include designs for a new pier and boat ticketing kiosks, are part of a bid to be a major draw for tourists and river transport hub for the London Olympics in 2012.
Paul Zara, Director of Conran & Partners said, "The new Greenwich Pier takes inspiration from the Cutty Sark but will be resolutely modern."
Clive Lynton, Development Director of Stonehurst Estates, said, "We would like the restaurants to be top class yet informal, with each benefiting from fantastic roof terraces providing outdoor dining and marvellous views including the Thames."