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.
On Wednesday 8 April 2012 The Architecture Foundation ran an urban illustration workshop at the new Canada Water Library with illustrator Sarah Tanat-Jones and two classes of students from Albion Primary School.
Sarah Tanat-Jones is an award winning illustrator who specialises in depicting architecture and the built environment. She has worked for clients such as the Big Issue, The List, The Guardian, The Clerkenwell Post, and The Scotsman.
For the workshop the groups of students were encouraged to imagine and draw the London of the past, particularly the change that's occurred in the Docklands over the past century. Secondly, and after understanding the past, the were invited to draw the London of the future that they would like to see. The group then proceeded to build a 'city' out of the drawings by making them three-dimensional.