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Cantium

  • ClientGalliard New Homes and Aviva
  • Local authorityLB of Southwark
  • Construction cost£400M
  • StatusPlanning Approved 2019

A new mixed use quarter on Old Kent Road.

 

The scheme has been designed in collaboration with Brisac Gonzalez Architects. It incorporates retail, cultural and employment uses, as well as 1113 new homes. It comprises three urban blocks arranged around a variety of public and communal semi-public open space including two private gardens for the use of residents, a new urban square and a public park.

The development forms the central part of an emerging masterplan which is supported by the proposal to extend the Bakerloo Line along the Old Kent Road. The masterplan allows for an intensification of built form and the emergence of a new mixed use district. The character of this part of London will radically alter from large format retail sheds; to a tight urban grain of mixed-use buildings, pedestrian streets, public squares, and a linear park.

The design comprises two lower rise perimeter blocks arranged around courtyard gardens with active frontages that create streets or squares of distinct character. The scheme also includes towers of 26 and 37 storeys, and a pinnacle tower at 48 storeys.