Canary South

In June 2001, we were selected from a Europe-wide Public Private Partnership competition as the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority’s (LFEPA’s) preferred partner to develop a new fire and emergency planning centre for London’s Canary Wharf. On a prime piece of land already owned by LFEPA, we were able to develop the first privately funded fire station in the UK at zero cost to the public purse through a mix of private residential, social housing and commercial development around the site.

We obtained detailed planning consent, with work commencing on site in September 2003, to build a new state-of-the-art Fire Station together with 178 apartments and a restaurant unit. The Fire Station, which was handed over to the Fire Brigade in August 2005, includes new modern offices equipped with furniture made from recycled materials, part of which is available for community groups to use.

The station, which replaced the old Millwall Fire Station just around the corner, has an extended appliance bay to accommodate the larger vehicles now used by the brigade. Consultation with the fire-fighters led to features such as individual showers and improved personal space, designed to provide them with greater privacy.

The entire station is energy efficient and has been commended by CABE, the Greater London Authority and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets as an exemplary design. The remainder of the development was completed in June 2006.  

The 178 private residential and affordable housing units were designed to the highest standard. We asked Bella Freud to design our show apartment as we wanted something a bit different to offer potential buyers than a neutrally decorated show flat. Bella did a fantastic job and we secured coverage in the national media for her retro inspired interiors.

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“Cathedral is a thoughtful and imaginative property development company who have just completed a pioneering Public Private Partnership for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. Their focus and energy means that we have a state-of-the-art fire station that we are truly proud of.”

Nadim Moge, Head of Property, LFEPA, March 2006.


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Telegraph Works, Greenwich

Plans to deliver an £85m GDV, 272-home scheme on an historic site in the south west of the Greenwich Peninsula came a major step closer in early April 2014 as the Royal Borough of Greenwich Planning Committee resolved to grant planning consent for our Telegraph Works scheme on Christchurch Way. The project is part of a joint effort between Alcatel-Lucent and Cathedral Group which will incorporate the modernisation of part of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks’ existing site, as well as the construction of 272 new homes. The regeneration project will also include a series of play spaces, commercial units and a new public realm in a scheme designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

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Morden Wharf, Greenwich

In March 2012, along with our partners Development Securities PLC, we acquired Morden Wharf, a 19 acre regeneration site on Greenwich Peninsula. The major riverside regeneration site, formerly a sweeteners refinery, is adjacent to the O2 Arena with 500 metres of Thames river frontage and will play a crucial part in the delivery of the Royal Borough of Greenwich's masterplan proposals for the western side of the Greenwich Peninsula, published in April 2012. In July 2013 we appointed leading international architecture practice OMA as masterplanner and lead architect on the mixed-use development of Morden Wharf and they are currently developing their initial thoughts for the site.

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Circus Street, Brighton

We will be delivering an 'Innovation Quarter' in the heart Brighton, one of the UK's foremost creative cities, through a Public Private Partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council and the University of Brighton. We are proposing a new world-class mixed-use destination for creative and technical innovation, just a stone's throw from the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Pier.

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Caxton Works, Canning Town


On a site just off Silvertown Way, at the gateway to London's Royal Docks in Canning Town, sits a 2-acre site previously occupied by two thriving businesses - Goswell Bakeries and Moss Electrical. Between them these businesses employed over 100 people as part of a once thriving community. We have big plans to rebuild a vibrant community which will provide new homes, encourage businesses and attract forward-thinking enterprises.

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The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes

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The Movement, Greenwich

In April 2011 we were granted planning consent for The Movement, a vibrant, highly sustainable and truly mixed-use scheme located on the former Greenwich Industrial Estate, currently derelict, which is adjacent to Greenwich DLR and Mainline Station.  With our partners Development Securities Plc we will deliver a new threshold for the Royal borough at the main point of entry for visitors to the World Heritage Centre.

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St Mark’s Square, Bromley

We are partners with the London Borough of Bromley in a £90m mixed-use PPP scheme to transform the southern end of Bromley Town Centre.  Our St Mark's Square scheme is a new residential and leisure quarter with a landscaped public square surrounded by a nine screen multiplex VUE cinema, 25,000 sq ft of cafés and restaurants, a 130-bedroom Premier Inn hotel, 200 private and affordable apartments and a new 400 space secure underground car park. We started on-site in April 2013 and anticipate completion of the development in Autumn 2015 .

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The Bell, Ticehurst

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Clapham One

With our joint venture partners United House, we have built a landmark £80m mixed-use regeneration scheme which has transformed leisure services across two sites in Clapham town centre, south west London. The Public Private Partnership scheme, provides Clapham with a new, highly sustainable leisure centre, a new, state-of-the-art library, a new family medical centre and some of the most high quality residential accommodation in the borough including affordable housing in partnership with Notting Hill Housing Group. The PPP deal meant that in the teeth of the recession, we were able to secure £35m funding for this hugely important project (including loan funding from the Homes and Communities Agency’s kickstart programme), pre-sell £46m of the development and guarantee the London Borough of Lambeth a brand new library and leisure centre funded entirely from the sale of the private sector element of the development.

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Spirit of Sittingbourne


In 2011, as part of the Spirit of Sittingbourne consortium, we were selected by Swale Borough Council as their development partner to regenerate Sittingbourne town centre over the next five years.  We’re going to build a new station square to transform arrival in the town.  A new cultural quarter, civic quarter with a new library, brand new public realm throughout the town centre and residential schemes will generate £250m of economic improvement over the next ten years and will create 1100 jobs.

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