East London site will eventually have 3,000 homes

British Land has said it is hoping to hear this summer whether it has got the green light on the first buildings in its huge scheme to redevelop Canada Water.

The firm said this morning it was now “targeting a July planning meeting” of Southwark council for the first three buildings of the east London development.

It had originally been hoping to get a decision on the three earlier this year.

The buildings are known as A1, A2 and K1 with Allies and Morrison the architect on the first two jobs with Morris + Company, the new name for Duggan Morris which disbanded in 2017, behind K1.

Laing O’Rourke is understood to be in pole position for A2, a 180,000sq ft mixed-use project which is understood to have a value in excess of £100m and will include a leisure centre, retail and workspace in a building that will reach a maximum height of six storeys.

It is also eyeing A1 along with Mace and Kier, with this scheme, located at the corner of Deal Porters Way and Surrey Quays Road, running  across six and 34 storeys. It will include retail and offices as well as 186 residential units.

K1 will run across six storeys and feature 84 flats with British Land looking at picking a tier two contractor to carry out this work.

Consultants working across all three buildings include project and cost manager Aecom, structural engineer AKT II and services consultant Sweco.

The Canada Water scheme will eventually turn 53 acres of rundown land in south-east London into a new town centre and 3,000 homes.

The site, which sits between the City and Canary Wharf and is close to Canada Water Underground station, includes the abandoned Daily Mail printworks and the disused Rotherhithe police station.

Canada Water Masterplan - Town Square - email

The scheme will include a new town centre