Meet the women shaping Canada Water's future

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IMAGE: Hannah talks about the challenge of returning to work as a working mum

It takes a range of people to build a new town centre fit for London’s future. We’re proud to have a diverse team working on the project, bringing a variety of experience, cultures and perspectives to the task of creating thriving neighbourhoods where people want to be. British Land are committed to making sure the Canada Water development offers people opportunities regardless of their background, ability or gender.

The fourth instalment of our ‘Women of Canada Water” video series introduces some of the women working to ensure the development is environmentally sustainable, delivering benefits to local ecosytems, giving people opportunities to interact with nature and helping to address the challenges of climate change.

British Land’s Hannah Farahar talks about how she loves driving the project’s sustainability agenda across all aspects of the built environment and seeing the effects of the changes implemented, while Gemma Usher from Southwark Council shares how she loves to see members of the public using new buildings and public spaces as they come to life. Sweco UK’s Rafaella Klaus tells us how she sees the construction industry moving towards a greener future, and how her work contributes to the fight against climate change. We also hear from AustralianSuper’s Vicky Stanley, who’s excited by her work in identifying and investing in imaginative businesses that will benefit from changes in the way in which we live, work and engage with each other and the world.

All four also reveal the biggest challenges they’ve had to overcome in their careers, share their perspectives on work that’s going on at grassroots and corporate levels to promotes diversity, and what’s happening at British Land and within their sector to support women with various stages in their lives.  

If you’d like to find out more about the roles being created in various fields by the Canada Water development, please email [email protected], call 0800 470 4593, visit or keep an eye on noticeboards around the site.

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