Canada Water Masterplan submitted for planning


A planning application has been submitted to Southwark Council for the Canada Water Masterplan, a 21ha site in Rotherhithe.

Townshend Landscape Architect have been part of the masterplanning team to design the public realm which includes a new high street, town centre, town square, park and streets.

Our vision was to create a public realm that brings together a network of carefully considered, locally distinct public squares, parks and streets, each with a clear character, use and identity. The robust and high quality public realm will strengthen connections to neighbouring areas, promote an urban environment where the quality of life and the quality of the environment are integral. The spaces will be animated places that people will enjoy, want to spend time and feel safe in. With an emphasis on health, wellbeing, sports and play, Canada Water will become a distinctive destination that makes a lasting contribution to the people who live, work and visit the area. Nature and the ecology of surrounding green and blue spaces are an important asset in which to draw into the public realm. The public realm has been designed to bring us closer together to each other and with nature, helping to create a sociable and sustainable place.

The £4 billion masterplan covers the former Daily Mail printworks, the Surrey Quays Shopping and Leisure Centre, the Dock Offices and the former Rotherhithe Police Station.