Creating a new identity

The Town Centre will have a distinctive identity building on the wider Island’s character and heritage, based on the following principles:

Creating an exciting new destination through architectural quality

Retaining existing buildings with valuable character

Draw on local styles which include buildings from Art Deco and Modernist Eras

A consistent palette of styles, forms, colours and materials that define the Town Centre

Drawing on past connections with the seaside and English Coastal Towns

Reflecting Canvey’s Dutch heritage


Art Deco and Modernism:

Seaside Towns

Dutch styling

Scale - Building heights generally two to three-storeys

Materials - Rich, modern high quality materials in buildings

Colours - Buildings should feature bright colours