Southwark Council has approved proposals for comprehensive redevelopment of Sites C and E of the Canada Water Area Action Plan in Canada Water, south east London.
The application, submitted by Tibbalds on behalf of Sellar Developments, is designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington.
The planning application involves the delivery of an exemplary scheme of five new mixed-use buildings, arranged around a network of new and existing streets and public open spaces.
The key features of the scheme include:
- 1,030 mixed tenure new homes, including 221 family homes (3-bed plus).
- Residential accommodation that exceeds the GLA and Southwark’s space, quality and private amenity space standards.
- The delivery of new purpose built store and office HQ for Decathlon.
- 4,352sqm of town centre retail, including a new neighbourhood convenience store, waterside restaurants and cafes and affordable accommodation for independent retail businesses.
- 2,800sqm of commercial/ managed workspace.
- A cinema and a new health centre.
- A 1.3 ha (3 acre) public open space at the heart of the development that will provide a new focus for the town centre.
- A Multi-Use Games Area above the Decathlon Store and children’s play areas in dedicated communal courtyard spaces.
- A series of new pedestrian/cycle orientated streets which have been designed in order to ensure integration with the wider movement network and to enhance permeability through the area.
- The introduction of a series of steps adjacent to Canada Water in order to allow engagement with the water.
- 397 new and replacement trees.
- The provision of 250 town centre car parking spaces, which whilst being in excess of Southwark standards is less than the maximum GLA standards.
- Car Club spaces and Electric Vehicle Charging points.
- Cycle parking that will exceed the minimum cycle parking provision required by the London/ Southwark Plans and the safeguarding of land for a cycle hire docking station.
- Code for Sustainable Homes, Level 4 for residential and BREEAM Excellent for Commercial.
- Potential to connect into the District Heat Network linked to SELCHP or on-site CHP.
- The preservation and enhancement of key archaeological remains, including an existing dry dock.
The scheme will also deliver a number of on and off site benefits including:
- 231 new affordable homes on Site E and an opportunity to obtain additional contributions in the form of a commuted sum towards affordable housing during the life of the scheme through the introduction of a review mechanism as part of the Section 106.
- A £9.6 million contribution to improving education, health, employment, training, public play space, transport and community/ sports facilities.
- £4.5 million contribution towards Crossrail.
- A contribution of £165,000 towards projects identified by the Friends of Russia Dock Woodlands.