IMAGE: Illustrative view of Zone G
Southwark Council has granted planning permission to develop two areas adjacent to the former Printworks, which include the new 3.5 acre park and pavilion, and a plot known as Zone G, part of the Canada Water Masterplan. The new approvals will help to meet the pressing local need for new homes, along with delivering an exceptional public space and play areas.
Zone G, located off Redriff Road and across a portion of the Surrey Quays Leisure Park, is designed by leading architects Maccreanor Lavington and will deliver a brand-new Tesco Extra supermarket for the community, including a large new Tesco café and below-ground public town centre car park. There will be five residential buildings situated above this, with some smaller flexible retail space at ground level. In total Zone G will provide 384 new homes with a 42% affordable housing provision (by habitable room). The proposals also include a large new residents’ podium garden and play space, which will create a green, safe, and welcoming area for people of all age groups to relax in.
IMAGE: Illustrative view of the Park and Pavilion
The new park will be located across a portion of Surrey Quays Leisure Park and part of the car park of the former Printworks building. Award-winning landscape architects Townshend designed the park which also includes a café pavilion and an adventure play space. The pavilion building was designed by Peckham-based design studio Feix & Merlin, and the play space has been conceived by internationally renowned Dutch studio Carve. The new park has been developed in close cooperation with the local community, taking inspiration from Canada Water’s industrial past and drawing upon its layers of history to give social meaning to a new public space. Such features include the celebration of the former Quebec dock edge running through the park, references to the old dock phrases being engraved into benches and street furniture, as well as the intention of reusing the trusses from the Printworks building to create the structures of the play area. The park will be an inclusive and accessible space for all, regardless of age, gender or ability. The vision is to create a place for people to gather and connect with nature.
We’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback during the public engagement process.