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Printworks London may reopen by 2026 after developers submit plans

British Land and AustraliaSuper want to create cultural venue that will include offices and shops

British Land and its partner AustralianSuper, one of the country’s largest pension funds, submitted a detailed proposal to the council on Monday to redevelop the site in Rotherhithe into a permanent cultural venue just over a year after the cavernous club shut its doors. Half of the building, known as the Grand Press, would be turned into offices and shops Photograph: BroadwickPrintworks forms part of British Land and AustralianSuper’s £6bn Canada Water project across 22 hectares (53 acres) south of a bend in the River Thames, opposite the skyscrapers of the Canary Wharf financial district. Photograph: BroadwickBritish Land intends to salvage as much of the original printing equipment as possible, including much of the last press – which is four storeys high and weighs 150 tonnes – rollers, paper storage racks, ink lines and valves.

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