Benefits Of Living in One Park Drive’s Skylofts
Canary Wharf is not just a place to work – it’s a thriving community of people who live, work, and enjoy life in this forward-thinking urban environment.
As the Canary Wharf estate evolves, more residential spaces have been incorporated, attracting over 3,500 people from around the world to live on the Wharf.
From the amenities to the striking architecture, its appeal for everyone from young families to working professionals makes it a thriving world of its own. One of the most recent and highly sought after residential developments is One Park Drive and its Skyloft apartments – here’s what you need to know.
What you need to know about One Park Drive apartments
One Park Drive is arguably one of the UK’s most striking residential towers, designed by the Swiss-based architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron, who are known for their ambitious and defining work such as Beijing’s National Stadium. The apartment tower is home to 484 apartments and its style is distinct and masterful, featuring smooth, organic lines contrasted with unique geometric window forms, and an abundance of natural light.
Taking in views of the water and the London skyline, occupants can choose from Loft apartments situated on the lower floors with wraparound terraces that echo the nearby boardwalk; Cluster apartments located on floors 10 – 32 with views of landscaped parks and the Thames; Skyloft apartments on level 32 with three-metre-high ceilings; Bay apartments situated towards the top of the distinctive One Park Drive tower, with double height terraces; or transformative Penthouse apartments that are truly breathtaking.
Each of the One Park Drive apartments falls into one of three typologies that work together across the tower and that have evolved from the architect’s reexamination of city living, working harmoniously with the surrounding environment.
The Launch of the Skylofts
The newest apartment type to launch within One Park Drive was the Skylofts, situated on the 32nd floor. With stunning three-metre-high ceilings, these light and airy spaces based high in the building allow you to feel like you’re a part of the London skyline. With enviable views in all directions from the expansive wraparound terraces, experience breathtaking views towards most of the capital’s landmarks and witness the true beauty of Canary Wharf’s green spaces and surrounding water, creating your own tranquil spot up above the city. The spectacular architectural designs are continued from outside the build throughout the Skylofts too, creating distinctive, covetable spaces for you to call home.
The unique One Park Drive interior design
One Park Drive interior design offers a distinct urban style. There is a focus on natural materials and finishes, with special attention paid to tactile surfaces.
There’s a sense of Mid-Century-Modern meets state-of-the-art lifestyle, as free-flowing spaces and expansive ceiling heights meet a concerted effort to bring the outside in. For example, the Skylofts feature extensive terraces which you can reach from all the main living spaces including the master bedroom. No expense has been spared when it comes to the inclusion of modern technologies and features such as fully integrated Gaggenau appliances, all of which are aesthetically pleasing but enhance daily life simultaneously.
Each of the apartment types within One Park Drive has had the input of interior design leaders. For example, the Bay apartments feature seamless, sculpted interiors by Goddard Littlefair that reflect the architecture of the building. Meanwhile, the Loft apartments have been exquisitely curated by interior design consultancy, Bowler James Brindley.
The benefits of the One Park Drive location
The One Park Drive location is as much a part of its appeal as the building itself. The transport links are exceptional thanks to the Jubilee Line and DLR close by, while the opening of the Elizabeth Line puts a world-class, high-speed railway just a few steps from your front door.
In addition, Canary Wharf has been described as a city within a city, home to everything you could possibly need from green and blue spaces that nurture biodiversity and wellbeing, to shops, restaurants and services for every eventuality. For those who work in the area, living here provides the opportunity to walk to work within a matter of minutes, while the distinct zones within the estate still create a healthy separation between personal and professional life.
One Park Drive itself seems to rise up from the water at South Dock, also overlooking South Dock Gardens. This location is an intrinsic part of the lifestyle here both inside and when you step out of the apartments.
One Park Drive amenities for wellbeing
One Park Drive offers a full lifestyle experience, with a large part of this being the on-site amenities. Favourite features include a 20-metre swimming pool and 12-person hydro pool, sauna and steam room, surrounded by a relaxation area, floor-to-ceiling windows and a large outdoor communal terrace for residents to enjoy.
Redefining urban living at the One Park Drive Penthouses
The One Park Drive Penthouses are a feat of design, style, consideration, and lifestyle evolution. On the 56th floor, the duplex spaces each contain lower and upper levels as well as dramatic double-height spaces. Herzog & de Meuron were challenged to rethink the nature of living at elevation, and the result is spaces that have been designed with human scale in mind.
Interiors were carried out by the Design Research Studio, the acclaimed multidisciplinary brand led by Tom Dixon and Helene Bangsbo Andersen. The concept was the ‘Home of the Collector’, filling the spaces with original art and collectible design. Design details include oak carpentry, white Lasa Marmo marble, and curved walls finished in a warm, polished Moroccan tadelakt plaster.
These spaces are ambitious both architecturally and stylistically, offering something completely unique within the residential London landscape. They challenge what it means to live in a city, with flowing movement between spaces (the sculptural staircase is a particular feature), and a sense that the sky is quite literally the limit.