Scape receives go-ahead for Canada Water co-living plans

Resolution to grant planning has been agreed for Scape's new co-living development at Canada Water, which is part of the wider Masterplan.

Outdoor communal space at Scape's co-living development at Canada Water | Scape | BTR News
Outdoor communal space at Scape's co-living development at Canada Water.

Resolution to grant planning was unanimously agreed by the Southwark Council Committee for rental living provider Scape’s Canada Water co-living development.

The landmark scheme on Printworks Street will seamlessly connect with the broader Canada Water Masterplan.

The milestone marks another step forward in Scape’s long-term investment and regeneration in the Southwark area of the capital.

Designed by Stephen Marshall Architects, the co-living scheme will deliver 135 co-living rooms alongside ground, first floor, and rooftop amenities for residents.

There will also be a co-working café on the corner of Mulberry Walk on the publicly accessible ground and first-floor. The development will feature significant landscaping, including a pocket park and tree planting along Printworks Street.

“This approval marks a significant step forward in our mission to provide high-quality living spaces that contribute positively to the local community. The Canada Water co-living development will not only bring to Southwark modern, sustainable housing but will also support local businesses and create vibrant communal spaces.”

Tom Ward, Founder & CEO, Scape Group
CGI of Scape's Canada Water co-living scheme | BTR News
CGI of Scape’s Canada Water co-living scheme.

The Canada Water Masterplan is an opportunity to transform Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Surrey Quays Leisure Park and the Harmsworth Quays Printworks to bring a new town centre to the area. This will generate thousands of jobs and bring new homes, including affordable housing to the area.

Covering 53 acres, the site at Canada Water is one of the largest mixed use regeneration projects in London. Over the next ten years, the wider scheme will deliver up to 3,000 new net-zero homes, of which over 35% will be affordable, circa two million sq ft of workspace for up to 20,000 workers, and around one million sq ft of retail, leisure, entertainment and community space including a new leisure centre for Southwark Council and a new 3.5 acre public park. 

“By connecting and integrating with the broader Canada Water Masterplan, this project will play a pivotal role in the area’s regeneration, promoting economic growth and enhancing the quality of life for all residents. We are excited and proud of the comments from the Southwark Planning Committee officers on how this building will contribute to the growing community in the area, which has been home to our South London Scape PBSA since 2022.”

Tom Ward, Founder & CEO, Scape Group

Owner and developer of the Masterplan site – British Land – has a Master Development Agreement with Southwark Council to deliver a new town centre – the first in London in over 50 years. It will deliver a mix of uses and innovative public spaces designed for a range of ages, incomes and life stages. 

Located in Zone 2, Canada Water offers direct links to Canary Wharf, The City, the West End, and Shoreditch via the Jubilee line and overground.