In total at least 3,000 homes will be built, with the first tower now underway near Canada Water station.
Outline approval has already been given, with this latest consultation offering detailed designs.
A park is proposed beside the site.
British Land are behind the plans.
A contract for contractors which covers early plots has just been awarded.
Public transport improvements include a new entrance to Surrey Quays London Overground station.
TfL yesterday announced proposed changes to buses. While the 188 which passes the site is included and doesn’t see a reduction in this area, routes it parallels further north through Elephant & Castle will see potential heavy cuts adding passengers to the 188 route.
There’s no doubt the site is a vast under-utlisation of land in inner London and a relic from the 1980s, when London’s population was falling. Since then around two million more people live in the city and the capital sees ever more homeless households and overcrowding.
Large expanses of car parks abound alongside many low-rise buildings.
The new plans include a large amount of commercial space to replace shop units in the existing centre, though centres around traditional open-air high streets.
High density housing is ideal at the site, though it’s crucial public transport is there to accommodate a substantial increase in residential population.
Revenue from the development includes:
- Community Infrastructure Levy income to the Mayor of London and Southwark Council (majority for Southwark council) of at least £90m
- Council tax revenue of £3.6 million per year
- Business rates payments amounting to £62.8 million per year
- New Homes Bonus funding of £18.6 million over four-year period
For those that don’t know, the name Surray Quays is a bit of a marketing wheeze dating from the late 1980s when Surrey Docks in Rotherhithe wasn’t deemed sexy enough.