At Canada Water, SE16, British Land is creating an incredible new neighbourhood surrounded by 130 acres of parks, open space, docks and waterways. London’s newest sustainable district is being created by the leading developer in collaboration with world-class design partners.

The vibrant 53-acre destination is set to feature 3,000 net-zero homes, high quality office and workspace for an estimated 20,000 people and an abundance of leisure, cultural, retail and education facilities.

The first homes – a collection of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments – recently launched at The Founding and are the first opportunity to purchase a property in this exciting new district. The stunning apartments are in an incredible 35-storey flagship building, designed by award-winning architecture practice Allies & Morrison, and offer unique panoramic views across London from large metal framed windows and private balconies. These cityscape vistas can be enjoyed from three separate and distinctly designed roof terraces, providing exclusive sunset and sunrise views across the River Thames.

The bespoke interiors have been carefully curated by award-winning design studio Conran & Partners. Brushed stainless steel, matte finish feature ironmongery, polished concrete-style worktops and European oak flooring have been incorporated to reflect the area’s rich heritage as a former shipping and timber heartland and a working dock during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Sustainability has been prioritised through the design process from the buildings’ materials all the way down to the finishing touches. At The Founding, this means the incorporation of a mix of natural and sustainable materials from 100% wool carpets, linens, textured fabrics, and recycled materials.

Canada Water has an incredibly rich history making it a captivating place to explore. From the network of waterways, heralding from its past at the heart of the timber trade, to its global connections with North America, Russia, the Baltics and Scandinavia, these links are still present in the area’s long-established Nordic churches. Many of the former docks were filled in but some remain including Canada Dock itself, outside the Underground Station, which is being restored as a wildlife sanctuary, and Greenland Dock to the south, in use as a watersports venue; both of which are powerful reminders of the area’s industrial history.

Canada Water has an incredibly rich history making it a captivating place to explore

The area is set to undergo a complete transformation with an incredible mix of uses, including the conversion of the world-famous music venue The Printworks. The former printing house’s vast structure is to be restored, preserving its industrial heritage, with plans to provide a cultural venue for an eclectic events schedule, everything from electronic dance music to the Canadian Royal Ballet and the Proms, alongside workspace.

Future residents at Canada Water will be able to stroll out of their home at The Founding, grab a coffee from a local retailer and walk over Canada Dock’s new boardwalk before visiting The Cuts – London’s first new high street in a generation – for some retail therapy, picking up a sandwich from a café and heading off to Southwark Park to relax.

The area is surrounded by so much greenery, the docks and the River Thames that it feels as if it’s miles from central London, but actually it’s incredibly central. It truly offers the best of all worlds.

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