Revised masterplan for 46 acre site in south-east London
British Land has opened consultation on revisions to the Canada Water masterplan, which takes in the Surrey Quays shopping centre in Surrey Docks, south-east London. At the same time BL has exended the site by buying the former Rotherhithe Police Station.
The site now extends to 46 acres encompassing the Surrey Quays shopping centre, Surrey Quays leisure park, the Daily Mail’s SE16 Printworks and the historic Dock Offices
British Land plans a new urban centre for the area with a wide range of uses including offices, retail, leisure, community and public spaces as well as a range of new homes. It is expected that the masterplan will be built out in phases with a target completion date of 2033.
Plans include a new open-air high street with national and independent retailers, restaurants and cafés linking Surrey Quays and Canada Water stations. British Land is in discussions with Tesco about relocating from the Surrey Quays shopping centre site to a new site closer to Greenland Dock.
More detailed plans have also been released for the first three phases which will be built on the existing Surrey Quays shopping centre car parks between Deal Porters Way and Canada Water Dock, and Roberts Close. Together, the first three detailed plots will provide 269 new homes – including affordable housing across a range of tenures – about 285,000 sq ft of workspace, a potential leisure centre, shops and places to eat and drink. A planning application is expected in Spring 2018.