British Land has submitted plans to redevelop 53 acres of land around the Canada Water Underground station in London. The planning submission also includes a detailed planning application for the project’s first three buildings, which include workspaces, homes and a new leisure centre. These three buildings are part of a major first phase of the development covering a total of 1.8 million sq ft of mixed-use space, comprising one million sq ft of workspace, 250,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space and 650 homes. The site includes the Surrey Quays shopping centre, the former Daily Mail printworks and the abandoned Rotherhithe police station. Their wider masterplan for the site is expected to deliver up to 3,000 new homes, which they say 35% will be ‘affordable.’ Subject to planning approvals, construction of the first buildings will begin in spring 2019. Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, said: ‘It is fantastic to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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