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Library and Site B2

Printworks consultation drop-in mini exhibition to be held at the Decathalon Café on Wednesday 11th June 2pm - 6:15pm, 6.30pm-8pm presentation of the findings and Q&A / discussions. See for more information.

See latest news for last newsletter and current planning applications. Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks wards are combining to form a Neighbourhood Planning Forum.

Work is nearing completion of the first phase of the Canada Water Masterplan. Ontario Tower on Site A is nearly finished and other sites have been completed (Sites B1 - Toronto House, B2 - Montreal House and those on sites A). The new £14M Canada Water library is now open as is the Plaza area between the library and site B2. The semi-mature trees are now planted and the electrical lighting works are finished. The waterside railings, dock heritage bollards, chains and capstans have been reinstated.

All details on these sites can be found here. The picture above shows the library and Montreal House.

The latest designs for Site A include the introduction of a 26 storey tower, the removal of the town houses with gardens and the introduction of a series of blocks of flats and maisonettes.

Tower at dusk, SQR   Deal Porters' Plaza
View along Surrey Quays Road towards Canada Water tube station; Montreal House on the left.   View across Deal Porters' Plaza; Montreal House on the right.

The previous plans for Site C (the Decathlon site) have been abandoned with the sale of the land from Conrad Phoenix to Sellars. It was explained at the meeting of 12th September 2011 that the existing Site C planning permission was not financially viable. Sellars are looking to introduce a scheme with units in much taller blocks. The whole development will needto be a minimum of 6-7 storeys with some parts up to 20 storeys.

Here is the only place online where you will find the Planning Applications for Sites A&B, Design Code and the Arup Transport Assessment and EDCO Public Realm documents.

The community aspiration is for a "low, clean and green" waterside development, preserving and enhancing the attractions of Canada Water itself but also becoming a community focus. The community - through the Canada Water Campaign and the Forum - has been fighting hard to preserve the dock and to prevent overdevelopment whilst achieving the facilities that are badly needed.

A British Land/Canada Quays consortium was chosen as the preferred developer-led team to masterplan development at Canada Water following extensive public consultation. This followed Southwark Council's adoption of the Master Developer Brief and the Planning & Design Principles & Technical Appendices which the Canada Water Consultative Forum worked so hard on.


View of Canada Water 2nd May 2004

Next Meeting: Monday 15th September
7:00pm at Alfred Salter School

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