Thirty-five years ago, Canary Wharf 1.0 started its transformation into a new financial centre noted for its investment in striking architectural design, infrastructure, and transport. At Canary Wharf Group, we have always been pioneers, open to change and unperturbed by challenges. It’s at the core of our company.
In 2015, we recognised that Londoners, increasingly wanted to live and work in vibrant communities with green space, leisure facilities, shops, restaurants, schools, and medical services – all within easy reach and we embarked on Canary Wharf 2.0, building a new residential community as part of a mixed-use neighbourhood. Today more than 3,500 residents call the estate home.
In 2020, we set out our plans for Canary Wharf 3.0 focusing on three areas:
- Nature: Our ground-breaking partnership with the Eden Project encourages biodiversity and will introduce a green-blue spine through the centre of Canary Wharf
- Adding amenities for everyone: On top of our regular events programme, we have open water swimming in Middle Dock, Europe’s fastest go-karts, basketball, and central London’s largest padel tennis centre.
- Attracting new industries: Genomics England, the MHRA, NHS Transformation Unit and Barts Health are early tenants, and the Innovation Centre, with 40,000 sq ft of wet lab space, has strong demand from other life science companies.