Over 50 years ago, Canada Water thrived as a dock for Canadian freighters. Plans are now in place, and have already begun, to regenerate Canada Water and take advantage of it’s excellent transport links, to make it a vibrant park of Southeast London. The Canada Water Master Plan covers an area of 46 acres and will be built in phases over the next 15 years. Canada Water will have a new identity, with a new town square formation that will transform the existing Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Leisure Centre and SE16 Printworks.
The new Canada Water Masterplan highlights include:
Plans to transform Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Leisure Centre and SE16 Printworks into a brand new town centre
A new town square with public space for events and external dining and public open spaces for all ages
A new 3.5 acre park – the heart of the new residential neighbourhood
At least 4,500 new homes, at least 1,000 new affordable homes, and a minimum of 12,000m2 employment floorspace
A new high street to run between Surrey Quays and Canada Water stations
Road junction improvements to create new routes from Lower Road and Surrey Quays stations
Landscaped pedestrian and cycle routes linking through the site to Southwark Park and Russia Dock Woodland
A mix of uses including shopping, work-space, food and drink, leisure, entertainment, a hotel and new leisure centre
Dock link Square – a new community square with a waterside route and space for local and independent retailers
An overall increase in green and wildlife habitats
A pedestrian priority environment to encourage walking, running and cycling
This information has been taken from the draft British Land Masterplan in 2016 and subject to further planning permissions. Please note, plans are still taking shape and the latest up to date information can be found via the Canada Water Master Plan website: www.canadawatermasterplan.com
In addition to the Canada Water Masterplan, the globally renowned King’s College London is developing new student accommodation, office space, a health care centre and landscaped public space. There are also longer term plans to develop teaching, learning and indoor sports facilities in the area.