It’s one of south-east London’s fastest-changing areas, but what makes Surrey Quays, and the adjacent Canada Water, so desirable? From major new developments to a returning Rotherhithe football club, this is what it has going for it.
The Quebec Quarter opens
Earlier in 2016, the first apartments in Surrey Quays’ Quebec Quarter went on sale. The development, which is made up of 151 private-sale apartments and 69 shared-ownership homes, was overseen by London housing association L&Q and was designed by Alan Camp Architects.
Cathy Lloyd, L&Q’s Sales and Marketing Director, said Quebec Quarter will make “a major contribution to the regeneration of this increasingly popular area”. She added that the properties are expected to attract interest from first-time buyers, young families and young professionals.
The £2 billion Canada Water Masterplan
In February 2016, the £2 billion Canada Water Masterplan was revealed. The major project includes the construction of five ‘landmark’ buildings up to 50 storeys high, 3,500 new homes, an entertainment and cultural centre, and a new high street. In addition to all that, the masterplan also proposes to create a new 3.5-acre park on the site where Hollywood Bowl is currently located.
Surrey Quays Shopping Centre
The Canada Water Masterplan also outlines the regeneration of the existing Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. Developers are promising an “ambitious” transformation of the current facility, with the new, expanded version expected to make more of its waterside location. When complete, the mall will form a key part of the new-look Canada Water town centre.
The return of Fisher FC
In August 2016, Surrey Quays residents welcomed the return of Fisher FC to Rotherhithe after 12 years in Dulwich. The club, which competes in the Southern Counties East Football League, plays in the all-new St Paul’s Stadium in Salter Road.
Surrey Quays: A new property ‘hotspot’
Selling in Surrey Quays? You’re likely to find that the area has become a lot more desirable recently. In January 2016, the Evening Standard’s Homes & Property section named it one of south-east London’s up-and-coming locations – largely because of all the exciting developments in the pipeline.