Criterion Capital bags 1,000-home Greenwich scheme

Criterion Capital has acquired Morgan Stanley’s Maritime View residential development in Greenwich, SE10. The London developer, which is led by billionaire Asif Aziz, is proposing a 100% affordable build-to-rent scheme, replacing previous plans for the highly controversial cruise liner terminal. Criterion is best known for its vast Leicester Square empire, including the London Trocadero, and in recent years has turned its attention to the BTR sector. It will invest £250m to deliver up to 1,000 compact homes at discount market rent, alongside public realm and a new pier for the Thames Clipper. Morgan Stanley instructed JLL to sell the 1.95-acre riverside