Step-free, stress-free accessible living in the heart of London

Looking to downsize? Start a new life in central London in modern, accessible and adaptable homes at The Founding.

Dreaming of a vibrant, accessible home with culture on your doorstep? A new boutique collection of homes in the thriving neighbourhood of Canada Water, a new scheme of 53 acres in central London, could make this dream a reality.

This isn’t just downsizing, it’s an upgrade to a life of convenience and connection. Step-free living, spacious open-plan residences, and culture on tap – The Founding offers it all. A net-zero development of fully accessible and adaptable two and three-bedroom spacious residences, everything you need is just minutes away, thanks to excellent transport links and a vibrant new High Street, the first one created in London in years.

Discover why The Founding could be your perfect fit for a downsize without compromise.


Written in partnership with The Founding.

An artists impression of a new community in London, with wide avenues, trees and apartmentsCredit: The Founding

In search of the good life in later life

Why we’re downsizing to towns and cities

Our home-buying habits change as we get older – and we’re getting more demanding in what we are looking for.

Many of us are looking to downsize, not just to free up equity for younger generations, but also for a life change. Instead of moving to the country or suburbs, w’re now choosing town and city life in apartments or smaller properties to make the most of our free time.


We want entertainment and good food on our doorstep

Research from Savills found that a quarter of those buying a luxury new-build in UK towns and cities are over 60 years old. Their research found that buyers are cash rich, having amassed property equity over the years, but also energetic, modern, outward-looking and young at heart.

More research, this time from Hamptons, found that empty-nester parents (and grandparents) are downsizing to central London apartments that are easy to run, sustainable and allow them to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle with ease.

In 2020, about 14,000 people moved into London from the home counties to be closer to children, as well as making the most of the city’s arts, entertainments and ever-expanding foodie scene.

The Founding – your solution to a new life

A new way of living in boutique homes

As ever, the key to a successful move is to find the right place to live – a luxury home with all needs catered for, in the heart of a thriving neighbourhood.

Somewhere like The Founding – a new, 35-storey residential building. It  comprises modern, net-zero, open-plan properties in London’s Canada Water, in a boutique collection of 19 fully accessible homes, designed to be adapted to future needs.

Each home features interiors by award-winning design studio Conran & Partners, as well as its own balcony, with stunning skyline views. The building also has three separate roof terraces and a 24-hour concierge.

Learn more

Exclusive skyline views

Each home at The Founding benefits from its own balcony with gorgeous views over London. Residents also enjoy three separate and distinctly designed roof terraces on floors 6, 29 and 32 with exclusive skyline views to enjoy vistas looking east (River Thames to Canary Wharf) or western panoramas towards Tower Bridge, The Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral – a protected line of sight.

Canada Water

Canada Water itself is set among 130 acres of woodlands and parks, bordered by historic docks and waterways.

The Founding forms the centrepiece of a sustainable 53-acre site being rejuvenated by British Land. It features 12 new acres of public space, revitalised wetlands, more than 1,200 new trees and 3,000 new homes, along with food, drink, retail, entertainment and work spaces.

Situated in Zone 2, Canada Water’s step-free tube station allows accessible connections across London with direct travel to London Bridge, the West End and Canary Wharf, via the Jubilee Line, and Shoreditch and The City via the Overground.

Learn more

Prices for accessible and wheelchair adaptable homes start from £864,000.

For enquires please contact the sales team on 0207 781 7777, email  or visit the website for more details.


Written by an Exceptional journalist, in partnership with The Founding. The content was written in response to a brief and fact-checked by our commercial partner.

Written by Saga Exceptional