Updated Canada Water Masterplan goes on show to the public

Chiara Giordano (11 January, 2018) Housing Regeneration

Updated proposals for the Canada Water Masterplan will go on show to the public

206163D impression of The Cuts

Updated plans for a new town centre and high street in Canada Water, including detailed designs of the first phase, will go on show to the public tomorrow.

British Land is set to share the developed ideas for the Canada Water Masterplan, which covers a 46-acre site incorporating Surrey Quays shopping centre, the SE16 Printworks, Surrey Quays Leisure Park, and the Dock Manager’s Office and Dock Offices.

The development is expected to bring more than 20,000 jobs and up to 3,500 homes to the area, while delivering around 2 million sq ft of workspace and 1 million sq ft of retail, leisure, entertainment and community space.

Since the last main consultation in May 2017, British Land and the project team have been refining the proposals and developing the designs for the first detailed plots.

This first phase includes the Surrey Quays shopping centre car parks between Deal Porters Way and Canada Water Dock, and Roberts Close.

3D impression of The Cuts

A public exhibition will run throughout January, featuring the updated plans, physical models of the masterplan and first detailed plots, and an interactive model.

A planning application will be submitted this Spring and, if approved, British Land expects to begin working on site in Spring 2019.

Roger Madelin CBE, head of the Canada Water Development for British Land, said: “Following nearly four years of consultation, we’ll be sharing proposals with the local community which we believe will set the standard of high-quality design and active spaces which the masterplan will deliver.

“We’re also developing a Canada Water Charter which sets out how the physical changes the masterplan will deliver go hand in hand in bringing social and economic benefits for the local community.”

Councillor Mark Williams, Southwark cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, said: “This is an important step forward in the creation of a brand new town centre for Canada Water following extensive consultation with local people.

“We look forward to hearing what people think of British Land’s proposals which will deliver much-needed new homes, jobs, public spaces, and a new leisure centre to replace Seven Islands.”


Public exhibitions will be held in the Canada Water Masterplan hub at Surrey Quays shopping centre (opposite Tesco), SE16 7LL:

  • Friday, Jan 12, 11am-5pm
  • Saturday, Jan 13, 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday, Jan 16, 2pm-6pm
  • Thursday, Jan 18, 4pm-8pm
  • Saturday, Jan 20, 10am-4pm

Local mini-exhibitions:

  • Tuesday, Jan 30, 5.30pm-8pm, SilverLock Hall, Warndon Street, SE16 2SB
  • Wednesday, Jan 31, 5.30pm-8pm, Mayflower Hall, 31 Neptune Street, SE16 7JP