Cantium retail park: environmental impact assessment (EIA)




Michael Elliott

Senior Managing Consultant
T: +44 1225 748 420


This 1.8ha site on Old Kent Road is set to be redeveloped with a new residential-led, mixed-use development, creating a new public square, pedestrian boulevards, piazzas and landscaped areas, fronting onto a new linear park.

The scheme is designed to maximise the social and economic value of the site through embedding sustainability in the design and construction of a landmark 48-storey tower which will be the fourth-tallest residential tower in London.

Project description

Ramboll prepared an EIA for the demolition and redevelopment, which included the following proposals:

  • Three towers up to 48 storeys

  • 1,113 residential units

  • 5,659 m² gross internal area (GIA) of office floorspace

  • 4,564 m² GIA of retail space

  • Waste storage, servicing and energy facilities

  • Enhancement to the public realm and landscaping

Services provided

Ramboll added value by identifying options to embed mitigation measures for air quality and noise into the design of the scheme.

Services included:

  • EIA scoping, consultation and baseline studies.

  • Strategic environmental planning advice.

  • EIA management and coordination.

  • Environmental statement (ES) preparation and provision of technical chapters.

  • Responding to post-submission consultee comments.


Planning permission was granted in March 2019. This will kick-start the wider planned regeneration to transform the Old Kent Road area.


240 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NW
United Kingdom
Tel:+44 20 7631 5291

Company registration

Company registration

Ramboll UK Limited. Registered in England & Wales. Company registration no. 03659970. Registered office: 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW

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