Canada Water

Canada Water SE16
Mixed use development

Key Details

Roberts Close, London SE16
Under Construction
Use Classes
C3, E, F2, SG


The Canada Water Masterplan will create a new 53-acre town centre for Southwark. It is being brought forward by British Land in partnership with Southwark Council. A hybrid planning permission - with some areas in outline and some in detail - was granted by Southwark Council in May 2020.

The development will provide new homes, offices, shops, public spaces, a new leisure centre and a range of other facilities.

Canada Water Phase 1 comprises four buildings - Plots A1, A2, K1 and C - in London SE16.

Plot K1
Plot K1 will create new affordable homes along Robert’s Close at the edge of the Russia Dock Woodland. Architect Duggan Morris. Completion 2023.

2020 May - Hybrid application approved for Phase 1 and outline planning permission for future phases, comprising: Outline planning permission (all matters reserved) for demolition of all existing structures and redevelopment to include a number of tall buildings comprising the following mix of uses: retail (Use Classes A1-A5), workspace (B1), hotel (C1), residential (C3), assisted living (C2), student accommodation, leisure (including a cinema)(D2), community facilities (including health and education uses)(D1), public toilets, nightclub, flexible events space, an energy centre, an interim and permanent petrol filling station, a primary electricity substation, a secondary entrance for Surrey Quays Rail Station, a Park Pavilion, landscaping including open spaces and public realm, works to Canada Water Dock, car parking, means of access, associated infrastructure and highways works, demolition or retention with alterations to the Press Hall and/or Spine Building of the Printworks; and

Detailed planning permission for the following Development Plots in Phase 1:
Plot A1 (south of Surrey Quays Road and west of Deal Porters Way) to provide uses comprising retail (A1-A5), workspace (B1) and 186 residential units (C3) in a 6 and 34 storey building, plus basement;
Plot A2 (east of Lower Road and west of Canada Water Dock) to provide a leisure centre (D2), retail (A1-A5), and workspace (B1) in a 4, 5 and 6 storey building, plus basement;
Plot K1 (east of Roberts Close) to provide 79 residential units (C3) in a 5 and 6 storey building;
Interim Petrol Filling Station (north of Redriff Road and east of Lower Road) to provide a petrol filling station with kiosk, canopy and forecourt area. Each Development Plot with associated car parking, cycle parking, landscaping, public realm, plant and other relevant works. Southwark Council ref. no. 18/AP/1604.

The Canada Water Masterplan is a partnership between British Land, Southwark Council and the local community to create an outstanding new town centre for Southwark on 53 acres.

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