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Canada Water

below: Toronto House forms part of the Maple Quays development. right: The Mayflower pub sits near the spot where the ship of the same name was fitted out for her transatlantic journey. below right: Some of the Mayflower’s crew members are buried at St Mary’s Church, Rotherhithe.

Rotherhithe. The initial success which we have seen with Barratt Homes and Canada Quays is now moving into the outer areas.” Proposals to redevelop the Decathlon site underwent consultation in May. Shard developer Sellar acquired the site in 2010 and is working with architects Maccreanor Lavington and David Chipperfield, as well as landscape architects VOGT, to develop plans for up to 1,000 new homes – a mix of 20 ISSUE 9 AUTUMN 2012

apartments and family housing. There will also be a new Decathlon store, public open space, leisure centres, retail stores, waterside restaurants and cafes, new walkways, cycle paths, offices and workspaces. CEO James Sellar calls the scheme “deliverable and viable”, and says it will enhance the area. Sellar will submit a planning application to Southwark Council by November 2012. The area benefits from Victorian-era

Southwark Park and leisure opportunities including Surrey Docks Watersports Centre and Seven Islands leisure centre. Canada Water is the only body of fresh water in Docklands, and an important wildlife reserve, as well as being the area’s namesake. The neighbourhood’s many green links and sense of space – very desirable features – help contribute to its unique character. There’s no other place in London like it.

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Southwark #9  

A high profile, high-quality business publication, Southwark magazine covers every aspect of Southwark Council's 12 year development program...

Southwark #9  

A high profile, high-quality business publication, Southwark magazine covers every aspect of Southwark Council's 12 year development program...