Refurbishment of Surrey Quays planned

The owners of the Surrey Quays shopping centre have released initial plans for a major expansion and refurbishment of the 23 year old building.


With both Westfield Stratford and Canary Wharf shopping district only a few stops away on the Jubilee Line, something drastic needs to be done if its decline is going to be arrested. With the wider regeneration of Canada Water now at an advanced stage, the opportunity is to create a local leisure destination, with an additional 15-20 shops and restaurants and improved landscaping. The landlords hope to complete the new centre by 2014.

You can see the plans in full here.

10 comments:

Dan said...

Wow 23 years old. I remember it opening and now I feel old!

I like the convenience of SQ as it is probably he easiest centre to access from Brockley.

I always get the impression it seems a bit forgotten.

A greater choice of shops and restaurants would certainly encourage me to visit more frequently.

Brockley Jon said...

Yeah, must admit I would never think "let's go shopping at SQ!". I tend to only remember it for Decathlon.

tyrwhitt ali said...

I have to say that I only tend to head over that way for bowling and the opticans. Then I remember how easy it is to get to and wish that the shops were a bit better, so it sounds good to me.

TM said...

I seem to recall a couple of years ago the plan was to build over all of the carpark on stilts doubling the size of the centre.

Westfield Stratford and the global recession have obviously effected those plans.

Funny to think that it is in Southwark with it being so close.

Headhunter said...

Yep I agree with BJ, I go to Decathlon relatively frequently but never go into the main shopping centre...

FH said...

I popped by the Westfield Stratford this weekend and ended up at the Westfield in Shepherd's Bush. Totally mental it was, made Oxford Circus at Christmas time look tame.

I'm sure it will be nice in six weeks time (though no Fred Perry) but I'll be giving it a wide berth from now on.

Charlie said...

Again more great news for this part of London, you can't allow yourselves to stagnate whilst the powerhouse that is Stratford motors forward.

If you do, the profile of the area will go down, as will property prices, this makes the area susceptible to becoming a ghetto, because, once an area establishes itself as downmarket it's like a dog with a bad name very hard to shift.

Brav said...

We went there at the weekend and left as soon as we could.

Anonymous said...

Will the restaurants sell good, honest fare?

NAT said...

@ Dan, Aaarh I remember it when id were all flats.

T'were called Surrey Docks if I remember aright.

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