The man who has overseen the 67-acre redevelopment of King’s Cross has joined British Land to lead its 46-acre Canada Water project encompassing Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, the former print works and leisure park.

British Land says its sites at Canda Water  have potential for around 5.5 million sq ft of office, retail, residential, leisure, educational and community space.

Chris Grigg, chief executive of British Land, said: “Development is a core part of our business: we are very focused on areas of London which will benefit from growth and regeneration. Canada Water provides an exceptional and exciting opportunity to create a mixed-use scheme with office, retail, residential, leisure and community space.

“Roger Madelin is a highly experienced developer and brings enormous experience of delivering major mixed-use developments. Placemaking lies at the heart of what we do and I look forward to working with Roger to create a vibrant new destination for London that caters for a wide range of modern needs.”

Roger Madelin said “The combination of the physical opportunity at Canada Water, working with British Land and with the thoughtful and ambitious London Borough of Southwark was an opportunity too exciting to turn down.

I have had an amazing 29 years at Argent and thank all my colleagues for the trust and support they have given me.

“The completion of the last phases of King’s Cross are in talented and safe hands. For new projects Argent and its new partner Related has an exciting future and I wish them all well.”

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