The owners of Surrey Quays Shopping Centre have announced that work will start on an extension to the building in early 2013 with completion expected in mid-2014.
The centre is jointly owned by British Land and Tesco who plan to add 18 new shops and restaurants to the complex.
Southwark’s planning committee unanimously approved the extension plans in March but councillors turned down an application for a new double-decker car park.
“The approval for the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre extension is important for the wider regeneration of Canada Water and Rotherhithe and demonstrates our commitment to the area,” says David Pollock, retail development manager for British Land.
“The extension and refurbishment will create additional space that will allow us to attract and accommodate new and exciting retailers, ensuring that Surrey Quays remains competitive in today’s market
” The current shopping experience will be significantly improved for both existing and new customers.”