Published: 1st Oct 2019

Southwark Council has granted planning permission for the 53-acre Canada Water regeneration project. The scheme, which has been put forward by developers British Land, will see the creation 12 acres of new open space, a new town square and the first new high street in London for 100 years. The project will also around two million square feet of workspace to accommodate around 20,000 jobs and around 3,000 new homes, of which a third (35%) will be affordable. The site includes the Surrey Quays shopping centre, the former Daily Mail printworks and the abandoned Rotherhithe police station. Space has also been allocated for the delivery of a health facility and a new police hub. The planning permission also covers the delivery of the first three new buildings in the overall masterplan. These buildings include 265 new homes, a leisure centre, new public spaces, 330,000 sq. ft. workspace and around 2,300 … (To read the full article, subscribe below)