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Chipperfield and Maccreanor Lavington win planning for Canada Water homes scheme

Southwark Council has approved plans by Stirling Prize winners David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington for 1,030 new homes in Canada Water, south east London

Claus en Kaan Architecten are also working on the scheme which will overhaul the site of an existing Decathlon megastore close to CZWG’s RIBA award-winning library.

The scheme’s 140,000m² ‘landmark’ tower is being designed by Chipperfield’s practice. The project for developer Sellar Developments - the residential-led development arm of Shard-backer the Sellar Property Group - 4,000m² of retail space as well as cafes, restaurants and an art-house cinema.

Councillor Fiona Colley, cabinet member for regeneration and planning, said: ‘The new homes, with their bold and exciting architecture will replace the lifeless, out-of town, retail-park look the area is associated with. The new Decathlon store will be retained as an anchor to the town centre we’re beginning to see emerge. This approval will help to realise the vision of the area action plan to create a new heart for Rotherhithe.’

Wilkinson Eyre and Michael Auckett Associates-designed had previously won planning permission for a lower rise scheme (2010) on the plot but the development transferred to Sellar last summer (2012) after project backer Conrad Phoenix pulled out.

Previous story (AJ 05.02.13)

Revealed: Chipperfield and Maccreanor Lavington’s Canada Water plans

Stirling Prize winners David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington have unveiled the first image of its major housing-led redevelopment of Canada Water for Sellar Developments

The 1,046-home project in south east London, which has just been submitted for planning, will overhaul the site of an existing Decathlon megastore close to CZWG’s RIBA award-winning library.

It is understood the ‘landmark’ tower will be designed by Chipperfield’s practice for the developer - the residential-led development arm of Shard-backer the Sellar Property Group

Wilkinson Eyre and Michael Auckett Associates-designed won planning permission in early 2010 for a lower rise but the development transferred to Sellar last summer after project backer Conrad Phoenix pulled out.

Factfile:

- The proposed development has a total area of 140,000m²
- The scheme features 1,046 new homes, including 67 studio flats, 327 one bed units, 446 two bed units, 192 three beds and 14 four bed units.
- The new proposal incorporates a new 10,000m² Decathlon store
- Plans includes the creation of public open space aimed to make better use of the basin by creating new walkways, cycle paths and
improved access to Canada Water
- In addition to the sport superstore, there will be more than 4,000m² of retail space as well as cafes, restaurants and an art-house
cinema
- A community sports facility and health centre are included within the proposal.

Previous story (AJ 19.10.2012)

David Chipperfield behind new Canada Water plans

Stirling Prize winners David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington are collaborating on a major redevelopment of Canada Water for Shard developer Sellar Property Group

The project in south east London will overhaul an existing Decathlon megastore close to CZWG’s RIBA award-winning library and is expected to be submitted for planning next month (November).

It is thought the project would retain the sports store and include around 1,000 new homes alongside new retail and restaurants. In May, residents were presented with alternative schemes featuring a single skyscraper or two shorter towers.

VOGT has been working as landscape architects on the 3 hectare scheme.

A Wilkinson Eyre and Michael Auckett Associates-designed proposal for the dock-side site won planning permission in early 2010 but the development transferred to Sellar last summer after project backer Conrad Phoenix pulled out.

Wilkinson Eyre and Michael Auckett Associates' Canada Water redevelopment scheme in London

Wilkinson Eyre and Michael Auckett Associates’ Canada Water redevelopment scheme in London

In a statement, the developer said: ‘Sellar Developments, a leading property company currently working extensively in Southwark, acquired the Decathlon site at Canada Water in 2011, and has been working with RIBA Award-winning architects David Chipperfield and Maccreanor Lavington, landscape architects VOGT, and local community groups to develop proposals which make the most of existing waterside features and benefit the local community.’

 

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