Topping out of new homes and workspace at Canada Water

Topping out of new homes and workspace at Canada Water
Home News Topping out of new homes and workspace at Canada Water

We have celebrated with British Land and AustralianSuper the topping out of Plot A1, a sustainable mixed-use building in the heart of the 53-acre Canada Water masterplan.

Topping out of new homes and workspace at Canada Water

Designed by award-winning architects Allies+Morrison, and built by contractors Wates, Plot A1 reaches 35-storeys in height in its tallest building, and comprises the Canada Water masterplan’s first new private sale homes at The Founding, alongside warehouse-style workspaces at Three Deal Porters, and 8,400 sq ft of street level retail space.

Part of the exciting first phase of the Canada Water development, The Founding includes 186 studio, one, two- and three-bedroom apartments. These expansive, open plan net zero homes boast a high-specification and interiors by international design studio, Conran & Partners.

Three Deal Porters is a 100% electric mixed-use building located next to The Founding. Set over five floors, 117,000 sq ft of modern, flexible workspaces enjoy floor-to ceiling windows and are enhanced with fresh air flow. Offering the highest standards of sustainability, technology and wellbeing, this innovative building has been awarded multiple BREEAM accreditations in addition to being Outstanding WELL Gold Smart enabled. On the ground floor, a mix of food and drink retail outlets will form the start of London’s first new town centre in a generation.

Outdoor roof terraces, available to both residents and employees, are set across three floors across both buildings and look out onto the restored Canada Dock, with panoramic views of London’s skyline.

In a year of key milestones, 2024 will also mark the opening of the 170m-long boardwalk and a new wetland habitat within Canada Dock, as well as the completion of further workspace and a new community leisure centre.

Canada Water represents a truly extraordinary opportunity to reimagine an entire neighbourhood in the heart of central London. Our vision is underpinned by building a place for everyone, from all walks of life, to make this a great place to live, work and socialise.
The topping out of Plot A1 is a key moment in seeing our vision brought to life. In addition to new homes at The Founding, it will deliver highly sustainable workspaces, alongside new retail options and open spaces that support our wellbeing and wider environmental impact.”

Emma Cariaga

Joint Head of Canada Water at British Land

Today marks an important milestone for Canada Water, and we are proud to be working with British Land and AustralianSuper to develop the largest plot so far, in this transformative and sustainable regeneration project.

At Wates, family values are at the heart of what we do, and we care about the communities we work in. Throughout this project, we have generated £3.6 million in social value and provided £2.4 million in local economic benefit to support the community. We have also been working in partnership with local schools and colleges to deliver work experience placements on site, seeking to encourage people from all backgrounds into our industry.

We look forward to working on the future stages of this development, helping create a new sustainable neighbourhood in central London.”

Eddie Tribe

Managing Director of Major Projects

Canada Water, British Land and AustralianSuper’s 53-acre masterplan, is set to deliver around 3,000 net zero homes, office space for an estimated 20,000 workers and up to one million sq. ft. of leisure, cultural and education facilities.

This once in a lifetime project is the UK’s most sustainable regeneration scheme and will be a net zero neighbourhood by 2030, achieved through materials innovation and a sustainability-first approach to all elements of design and construction. The approach includes earth friendly concrete, an all-electric energy strategy which uses 100% renewable electricity, heat sharing between offices and homes, alongside finding inventive ways to give old buildings a new lease of life.

To find out more about The Founding and the rest of the development, please visit the website.