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.
The second project was developed with Bacon’s College and the Architecture Foundation.
BLCQ worked with Bacon`s College in Rotherhithe, the nearest college to the Canada Water site. Bacons opened in 1991 as an all-ability City Technology College in new buildings on a brown-field site in the heart of London Docklands. In September 2007 the school changed its status and became an Academy with a specialism in Digital Media.
The project was led by The Architecture Foundation, a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture, urbanism and culture. The Foundation aims to cultivate new talent and new ideas, running a range of diverse programmes, based upon a belief that architecture enriches lives. Established in 1991 as Britain's first independent architecture centre, The Architecture Foundation has organised hundreds of public exhibitions, design initiatives, competitions and debates in venues across Britain and internationally.
The aim of the project was to organise a programme of guided school visits and a series of workshops to the Canada Water Library and Plaza, in particular looking at the unusual architecture of the library.
The aims of the project of the project were:
For the young people:
For the teachers: