What the new district means to Canary Wharf as the first residents begin to move in.
Wood Wharf, the Estate’s new neighbourhood, blends living, working and leisure facilities in a waterside community master planned by Allies and Morrison. Global corporations and tech companies will rub shoulders with start-ups, SMEs, co-working spaces, retail experiences, residential streets and arts and cultural events, with up to 3,600 new homes and 2 million sq ft of office space. At 10 Park Drive, the very first residential building to be constructed on the Estate, 70 homeowners will be welcomed in summer 2020, and at One Park Drive, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, homeowners can take advantage of 24-hour hotel style concierge services, with its first residents predicted to move in at the end of this year, and last month saw Vertus’ first built-to-rent development 10 George Street open its doors to its first occupants.
As the district develops, residents will also have access to a new NHS doctor’s surgery and school, plus Canary Wharf’s existing retail and leisure offerings – recent additions include The Alchemist, Electric Shuffle, Humble Grape and No.35 Mackenzie Walk, and Wood Wharf will soon welcome a Gail’s Bakery, Pedler and Grind. This year marks an exciting evolution in the Estate’s history, moving London’s center of gravity ever further East.
* Text courtesy of Canary Wharf Magazine
* Text as originally appeared in Canary Wharf Magazine