King’s College London – Canada Water

Canada Water, SE16
King’s College London
Phase 1 Planning consent 2013
Phase 1 – 375,000 sq ft including 770 student rooms
Confidential
Mixed use masterplan comprising education, retail, leisure, office, residential and public realm

Allies and Morrison, Architect
CH2M Hill, Structural engineer
Aecom, Building services engineers


The creation and location of a new King’s College London campus at Canada Water opens up new opportunities for the university and contributes to the wider masterplan plan for the area. M3 was initially brought on board to review the Mulberry site purchased by the university, input into the business case and devise a delivery strategy. The review led to a masterplan for the wider area, taking on board the changes already in motion, and the potential to accommodate the university’s wider expansion ambitions.

Following extensive consultations with support from the Council and the local community, the masterplan and higher educational uses were adopted as part of the Canada Water Area Action Plan. M3 then led a team to develop a detailed brief and secure planning consent for the Mulberry site, which includes a student residential block including 770 student rooms, community space and affordable housing and office building.

Project highlights


  • Close consultations with the Council, community, local businesses and landowners to garner support for masterplan and the Mulberry Site proposals
  • Secured adoption of university uses as permitted uses in the area to enable implementation of the masterplan vision
  • Working with multiple client internal stakeholders throughout briefing and design process
  • EU compliant procurement strategies for team and construction