Yesterday Southwark’s cabinet considered a report on the Canada Water regeneration

You can hear the audio of the discussion below. Key points:

  • Southwark wants to keep its freehold interest in parts of Harmsworth Quays and the shopping centre
  • Affordable homes to be built as part of the project will be council homes at council rents
  • A new 8-lane swimming pool could be part of the redevelopment of the Harmsworth Quays site
  • The council is keeping open the prospect of new schools being built as part of the development
  • The council wants to realign Surrey Quays Road and could use compulsory purchase orders to achieve this
  • Southwark is giving in-principle for the ‘Brunel Bridge‘ proposal between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf