This website will be kept temporarily active to provide a record of the successful partnership and work between BL Canada Quays, the London Borough of Southwark, and the local community of Rotherhithe.
The original British Land Canada Quays partnership at Canada Water has now dispersed following the successful delivery of the area formally known as Sites A and B. This has delivered 900 new homes including 234 affordable, a new civic heart with the creation of the Canada Water Library and Plaza, and the creation of new spaces and accessible routes.
The final phase of residential housing on Site A continues to be built by Barratt Homes scheduled for completion by 2014. Canada Quays Ltd is continuing in partnership with Southwark Council to deliver in the area. British Land as joint owners of Surrey Quays Shopping Centre is bringing forward plans to refurbish and extend the shopping centre.
According to Construction Skills (www.cskills.org) there are over 700 different jobs in construction! These range from bricklayers to scaffolders, from surveyors to plasterers and many others. During our school visit we also looked at a range of different opportunities that there might be in addition to those 700. The children interviewed sales staff and project managers. They found out about the different skills they could need,to get a job in construction, and about some of the skills that seem to be common, such as being able to work with other people, and being organised.
Barratt Homes have been working with The London Apprenticeship Company to deliver apprenticeship opportunities on site. To find out more about construction jobs and opportunities please contact Richard Brittain, on or 0207 252 0768
How long have you been on site?
I’ve been working here for nine months.
What role do you have here?
I’ve done a number of different jobs around the site, but I’m currently working as a gateman, assisting the Banksman with access to and from the site.
What were you doing before you started at
I had been a driver for BMW for four years, but I wanted a change and this job is much more flexible and it’s great to live so close to work. I would like to continue working in construction.