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View of Ontario Point from the Canada Waters Basin

View of Ontario Point from the Canada Waters Basin

View shows the apex of the triangular 27-storey Ontario Point

Façade detail

Facade detail showing Ontario Point's typical bay

Facade detail

View of Victoria House one of the three courtyard blocks clad in buff brick

Victoria House

Roof terrace with views of the London

Roof terrace allows for views along the Thames

A typical layout of Ontario Point's triangular floor plan

Ontario Point typical floor plan

1:500 model of the masterplan

1:500 concept model

Maple Quays

For most of the 20th century, Canada Water was an area of working docks and canals on the south side of the Thames. Today, this area of southeast London is undergoing a complete transformation under the Canada Water Regeneration programme.

In 2008, we were engaged by Barratt London to rework an existing masterplan for Site A of their Maple Quays scheme. The project comprised two key sites between the former dock and the surrounding low-rise development.

Our challenge was to ensure that our fresh proposals complemented the surrounding area. Consisting of three courtyard blocks with a 26-storey tower, known as Ontario Point, at its apex, the project is primarily residential, providing 668 mixed-tenure apartments with community and retail facilities located at principal frontages.

Maple Quays successfully integrates into the area providing animation to the civic square at Canada Water underground station. A set of sitewide solutions allowed the homes to achieve Lifetime Homes Standards and the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

Client Barratt London
Location Canada Water, London
Size 2.14 ha
Status Completed 2013
Homes 668 apartments
Environmental Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4
Reinhold Schmaderer
Simon Pearson