Developer Art-Invest Real Estate is looking to transform the 4.5-acre site into Canada Water Dockside – a new workspace hub offering Grade A, sustainability-led buildings with new places to eat, drink and relax fronting the water’s edge, surrounded by 130 acres of open green space.
The reserved matters applications approved by Southwark include the detailed plans for two commercially-led buildings designed by architects, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and HWKN Architecture and new public realm from Townshend Landscape Architects.
Canada Water Dockside will offer flexible and future-focussed workspace for up to 10,000 people marking a departure from the traditional office.
Designed by HWKN, A2 will be the first building brought forward comprising 240, 000 sq ft of space across 11 storeys.
Designed by the scheme’s masterplanner, BIG and located on the waterfront, A1 at 24 storeys with its distinctive tiered form will become a landmark building at Canada Water.
Ali Abbas, Managing Director, Art-Invest Real Estate UK, said: “Canada Water Dockside is an incredibly special project for us. Our vision for the scheme always went beyond delivering world class office buildings; we wanted to create a commercial hub rooted in health, wellness and community to complement our location at the heart of the new town centre.
“Canada Water Dockside being so well connected to the City, east London, and central London with Bond Street just ten minutes away will shift the focus of London’s workspace offer.
“We look forward to continuing to work with all our partners to bring forward this new and exciting place to work, relax and play beside the revitalised historic dock.”