CPA NextGen: Creating a community garden at the famous former Printworks

26 Aug 2022

On 26 August, 16 CPA NextGen members volunteered at the Paper Garden – a project led by Global Generation that will create a community garden and environmental education centre for school children and residents in Canada Water, inside what was once the Paper Reel Story at the Printworks. The education centre will be the first of its kind and the largest circular economy build in London.

CPA NextGen volunteers helped throughout the day to plant a new garden and split wood, mixed mortar, constructed walls and painted and decorated Global Generation’s new education shed. While assisting with the project, volunteers learnt new construction skills, and explored the values that drive meaningful social and environmental sustainability.

Find out more about Global Generation’s Paper Garden here: Paper Garden — Global Generation

The Printworks site, which was a former printing press and known as Harmsworth Quays, is part of the £3.5 billion Canada Water Masterplan developed by British Land that covers 53-acres and will deliver up to 3,000 new net zero homes, office space for an estimated 20,000 workers and up to one million sq. ft. of leisure, cultural and education facilities. Find out more about the Masterplan here: Canada Water Masterplan | British Land