Southbank Place
Southbank Place
Southbank Place

Southbank Place

Our vision is to create a location where residents feel they have truly arrived.

Southbank Place

Southbank Place is a joint venture between Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar. The large Thames-side development sits opposite Big Ben and Houses of Parliament and is minutes away from Waterloo mainline station.

The 5.25-acre site also neighbours the London Eye, and cultural venues including the National Theatre, the Royal Festival Hall and the British Film Institute. Due to its proximity to Waterloo Station, Southbank Place has its own purpose-built entrance below 8 Casson Square.


Historically famous for its association with Shell, the energy company, Shell International retains its headquarters on the site. The pre-existing Shell Tower is the focal point of the development. In all, there are 531,000 sq ft of office space; 55,000 sq ft of retail space; 880 homes on 826,000 sq ft; and thoughtfully designed open space and gardens.

We have partnered up with Lambeth Council to redevelop Lollard Street Estate, which is located a short distance from Southbank Place. Here there are 98 homes available at intermediate rent units on site, as well as 70 affordable homes and 19 private homes for sale by Lambeth Council.

 

Much of the work took place under the auspices of the South London Procurement Network (SLPN). Focused on making a real difference to the sustainability of local businesses, the Network makes sure local businesses are part of the long-term economic growth of the region.

The Network has already helped local business win over £330m in contracts, with over £125m of this figure spent with local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Network has also worked hard to embed Southbank Place into the local community and has been pleased to support local schools; churches, hospitals, food banks and other grass-roots community organisations in the surrounding area.

The development phase brought 6,195 jobs and 13,000 person-years of construction and supply chain work.

Planning was welcomed by London Borough of Lambeth, approved by Lambeth Planning Committee, approved by the Mayor of London and supported by many local stakeholders and groups. The public consultation was one of the largest consultations ever carried out, with over 1,000 people and more than 70 organised meetings.

Included in the package of local benefits was a cash injection of £10.3m with funding for health and education amenities and play space.

As part of the process, we made commitments concerning local employment schemes. We funded a Lambeth jobs brokerage to the tune of £1m, together with local apprentices, construction training, and an innovative deal with Lambeth College. We also made funding available for health, education and play space.

The master plan by Squire & Partners respects historic surroundings. Hungerford Car Park, an eyesore for decades, is being landscaped. We will provide £10 million funding for Southbank Centre’s redevelopment and a potential site for a new cultural facility. It also delivers six new or improved routes from Waterloo station to the river and a new public square.


5 Belvedere Road

The 20-storey building designed by GRID Architects has 97 units in 121,800 sq ft and 6,000 sq ft of retail.

One Casson Square

Another design by Squire & Partners, One Casson Square offers 213 homes over 35 storeys, in 174,000 sq ft. There are 1,200 sq ft of retail space.

30 Casson Square

A mostly residential building of 28 storeys with 166 units in 139,035 sq ft. 30 Casson Square is the third and final building designed by Squire & Partners in this development. It offers 2,029 sq ft of retail.

8 Casson Square

Patel Taylor Architects has designed a mix of 301 private and affordable apartments in 222,106 sq ft. There is 1,300 sq ft of retail space.
In Development

7 Belvedere Road

There are 170,000 sq ft of residential space making 104 homes and 18,600 sq ft of retail in this 13-storey building designed by Stanton Williams.