South Dock Marina Redevelopment: Workshop #2: Architecture, Public Realm, Transport and Infrastructure

This workshop is for local residents concerned about how the proposal might impact the area. The workshop will be arranged into various topic groups with report back at the end.

A link to the reservation system will be available on the project’s webpage by 15 January 2016:

Alternatively you can email or call 020 7525 1173 to express an interest in attending and you will be emailed a link to the reservation system once it is active.

Copies of the boards from the Consultation No.1 and No.2 can be downloaded from the project page.

Further information about the Southwark Regeneration in Partnership Programme can be found at

Baltic Island Discs

On Tues evening Oct 27 at 8pm in the foyer we begin our series of musical evenings.

On each of these monthly evenings (the last Tuesday of each month) one person will introduce his or her eight favourite pieces of music and then play them (via a CD player) for all to listen to and appreciate and perhaps chat about briefly after each one.

There are no rules about what kind of music but we hope to cover all tastes over time and perhaps within one evening’s selection also.

Our first host is Gordon Redding who will introduce his favourite pieces from Bach, Lennon and McCartney, MJQ, Gainsbourg, Shostakovich, Barber, certain renowned sopranos, and even Michelle Pfeiffer.

Come and relax, and listen, and enjoy, and have a glass of wine with your attuned neighbours. All are welcome.

Canada Water Masterplan – Latest News

Please find below updates on the Canada Water Masterplan, alongside a reminder about the upcoming introductory sessions to help demystify the planning and design process.

Canada Water Dock Focus Session – factsheet now available

On Thursday 30 July and Saturday 15 August, we held two public Canada Water Dock Focus Sessions, looking specifically at the dock to help inform development of this part of the masterplan.  We have produced a summary factsheet of the session – please click here to download. This gives an overview of key facts about the dock, the initial thinking from the design team and the key messages arising through the focus sessions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Surrey Quays Leisure Park Site – Reserved Matters Application

As you may have heard, British Land have submitted a reserved matter’s application to keep the planning permission, gained before British Land purchased Surrey Quays Leisure Park site, live. British Land presented this application and the background to it at the Canada Water Consultative Forum meeting on 5 October 2015. For more information on the reasons for the application and to view the presentation from this meeting please visit the Surrey Quays Leisure Park website. All the planning documents are also available on Southwark Council’s Planning Portal 

Upcoming Topic Discussion Sessions – The Design and Planning process

We also wanted to remind you that we will be holding two introductory sessions to help make sense of the planning and design process in the context of the masterplan. We’ll explore who is involved, the policy, what happens when and how decisions are made. Everyone is welcome, and we will be running this session twice, details below:

Tuesday 27th October


at Time & Talents, The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch St, SE16 4JE

Wednesday 11th November


at Silverlock Hall, Warndon Street, SE16 2SB

RSVP is not essential but it would be useful to have an idea of numbers.

Future topic discussions will inform development of the masterplan, which will be shared for community feedback in the new year. These sessions will look at streets and spaces, and the character of the new places created – specifically the high street and town centre. Please check the website for details or let us know if you would like to be directly updated.

Please do get in touch if you have any further questions.

   020 7729 1705

Canada Water Masterplan October 2015 Update

The Canada Water Masterplan October 2015 update leaflet includes a brief project update and details of activities planned over the next few months.

Please click here to download the update leaflet, and details of the upcoming events are recapped below:

Topic discussions
Over the coming months we will be holding a number of topic discussions, which we hope you’ll be able to join us for. These will look at specific areas to help inform development of the Draft Masterplan which will be shared for community feedback in the new year. Areas of discussion will include the streets and spaces and the character of the new places created – in light of the project review that has been taking place following British Land’s purchase of the Surrey Qualys Leisure Park site earlier this year.

Session 1: The Design & Planning Process 
To kick-off this series of discussions we will be holding two introductory sessions to help make sense of the planning and design process, in the context of the masterplan. We’ll explore who is involved, the policy, what happens when and how decisions are made. These are open to everyone and will aim to be a straight-forward discussion to help demystify a rather complex process! We will be running this session twice: 

Tuesday 27th October 
6.45pm – 8.30pm 
at Time and Talents, The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch St, SE16 4JE 

Wednesday 11th November
6.45pm- 8.30pm 
at Silverlock Hall, Warndon Street, SE16 2SB

Although not essential to RSVP, if you are planning to attend please email

If you have any questions please contact: 

Lizzie Bird
Consultation Co-ordinator Soundings
020 7729 1705 

Video Playlist: Professor Gordon Redding – Why some countries are richer than others: an introduction to economic history.

Tuesday 6th October 2015 saw the first in the series of Baltic Quay Big Questions.

First up was Professor Gordon Redding of Flat 13 with the catchily named:

Why some countries are richer than others: an introduction to economic history.

The evening was housed in the small lounge area underneath the stairs (it was a lot more comfortable than this sounds!) in the base of the Tower, so by the external staircase to the car park in front of the marina.

Guests were treated to wine and snacks, and a select few made it back to a raucous afterparty at Chez Redding – where Mrs R put on a fantastic oriental buffet.

Please click on the icon in the top left of the box above to choose your video, or press the play icon in the middle of the image to begin watching Video 1.

Flipchart slides are as follows:

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If your browser will not let you view the videos in full screen this can be done by visiting the Baltic Quay YouTube channel:

South Dock Marina Consultation (no. 2)

Dates: Wednesday 7 October 2015 and Thursday 8 October 2015

Venue: Surrey Docks Watersports Centre, Rope Street (off Plough Way), London, SE16 7SX

Time: 5.00PM to 7.30PM (Booking Required)





As part of the Council’s commitment to build 11,000 new council homes by 2043, the Southwark Regeneration in Partnership Programme (SRPP) is considering the regeneration of several council owned sites to provide new homes and improved public facilities. The South Dock Marina Boatyard is one of the sites that is being considered as part of the programme.

This event is a follow-up to the consultation held on 29 July. It will give you the opportunity to discuss the revised draft proposal with the project team. To make sure we are abe to accommodate as many people as possible, we will be running five 25-minute focus group sessions. Each focus group will hold a maximum of 20 people, so it is essential you reserve a place.

If you are unable to access the eventbrite reservation system, please contact or on 020 7525 1220 for assistance.