Plans go public for Canada Water

By Natalie Vincent - Wed 24 January 2018, 5:28 pm

Developer British Land showcased its detailed masterplan for the £2 billion regeneration of Canada Water at a public exhibition this month, ahead of submitting a planning application in spring 2018.

Launched on 12 January, the week-long exhibition detailed the proposals for the first phase of the project, and features updated plans, physical models of the masterplan and an interactive virtual model. 

Drop-in sessions took place until 20 January for the local community to see the first detailed plots of development, with British Land's project team on-hand to answer queries.

The site, which is under the control and management of British Land, was identified by Southwark Council and the Greater London Authority as an "opportunity area" and one of 30 housing zones in London, with thousands of jobs alongside new housing proposed. 

The initial plans propose 200,000sq m of office space, 100,000sq m for retail and leisure resources and up to 3,500 homes across a range of prices and tenures built.

The Canada Water development has been led by Roger Madelin, formerly of developer Argent, since 2016.

During his 29-year tenure there, he oversaw various regeneration projects, including the 27-ha Kings Cross overhaul, 

The exhibition is now online to view.