Developer now hoping for September decision on planning

British Land is not expected to make any formal appointments of contractors to the first phase of its huge Canada Water scheme until it knows whether it has been given planning or not.

The firm had said in May it was 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.

But it is now looking at a September decision for the buildings, known as A1, A2 and K1.

Allies and Morrison is the architect on the first two jobs with Morris + Company, the new name for Duggan Morris which disbanded in 2017, behind K1.

Building understands that Kier, which last week was dropped from the developer’s Norton Folgate scheme on the City fringe, remains on a list of shortlisted firms eyeing the work.

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.

Along with Mace, the three are also eyeing A1 with this scheme 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.

Roger Madelin speaking at BD Live crit on Canada Water proposals

Former Argent director Roger Madelin is leading the Canada Water development for British Land