Quebec Way today has a huge pile of rubble on one side and the abandoned Printworks on the other. It’s a sorry sight at the moment but plans are being put into action to bring life back to this apparent backwater of Canada Water. Three of the 1970s blocks of the former Quebec Way Industrial Estate SE16 are all but gone and in their place will rise Quebec Quarter, a residential development of 366 homes. The marketing site is online at but has little in the way of detail at this stage.

Quebec Quarter - illustration2The planning position for the site was settled in 2011 when the London Borough of Southwark gave planning permission for the Woodland Views development (11-AP-2565). One sensitivity for this development was the proximity to Russia Dock Woodlands at the rear of the site and the developers have been careful to landscape the units so that they complement the delightful open space behind. The new blocks are 3-6 storeys high and they are providing space for shops and other non-residential units too. There will be a new access to the Woodlands behind and new vehicle and pedestrian access from Quebec Way.

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Previous posts on planning issues include What’s Happening at Mulberry?Redesigning Canada Water and Planning Applications