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.
Pupils from Alfred Salter and Albion primary schools recently helped celebrate the opening of the new Canada Water plaza, the latest milestone in the regeneration of Canada Water.
Developed in partnership between Southwark Council and British Land Canada Quays, the new plaza will be known as Deal Porter Plaza in memory of the thousands of workers in the area employed as porters to carry the deal wood arriving in the old Surrey Quays docks from Canada.
The opening celebratory event was included song and dance performances by the pupils, alongside live bands and the 'Tumble Circus Aerial Acrobats'. All were well enjoyed by the many local residents and school children who came along to celebrate.