Thursday 18 June 2020 – Media Release
10 Park Drive Completion, a Major Milestone for Wood Wharf
One of London’s leading developers, Canary Wharf Group, has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of its first private sale residential building in Canary Wharf’s newest district, Wood Wharf. The landmark building, designed by internationally renowned architects Stanton Williams, forms a key part of the exciting new Wood Wharf community, alongside neighbouring residential development, One Park Drive. Remaining one, two and three-bedroom apartments at 10 Park Drive are available from £900,000.
Since launching in 2015, only 70 apartments remain at the development, with current purchasers set to move in through June. Set to become the first homeowners to live in Wood Wharf, the new residents will form part of a new community, which once complete will comprise up to 3,600 new homes, as well as c.350,000 sq.ft. of retail space, over nine acres of public spaces, gardens and parks. Amongst this will sit a lively high street, boutique stores and restaurants, public art, a fitness trail, doctor’s surgery and a brand new two-form entry primary school.
Brian De’ath, Director of Residential Sales at Canary Wharf Group said, “We are delighted that after 5 years we are now able to welcome our first residents to 10 Park Drive. To see the building start to come to life, as people move in, is the next exciting step in the delivery of Wood Wharf and the Estates brand-new community.”
Careful attention has been given to the design and high-quality tactile materials used at 10 Park Drive, to ensure the apartments within are well-proportioned and let in naturally bright light. Private gardens at the base of the building overlook the park and water and the common areas connect well with public spaces creating an excellent environment for new residents.
Designed to create a strong sense of place and a distinct residential character, the building helps to distinguish Wood Wharf as a thriving new residential-led district.
On the design of 10 Park Drive, Paul Williams Principal Director at Stanton Williams comments: “Our design aims to capture the unique spirit and materiality of the Wharf with an elegant and powerful sculptural form. The design clearly signifies the shift from polished commercial district to the calm and rooted residential docks.”
The apartments maximise the stunning vistas of the surrounding views and the interiors have been created by Make Architects. Residents of 10 Park Drive have access to a private sky terrace on the 13th floor, with bookable facilities and free use of shared spaces. Purchasers also have access to a state-of-the-art new health and fitness club, in partnership with luxury fitness lifestyle brand Third Space. The space includes a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness class studio.
10 Park Drive purchasers, Chandan Singh and fiancé Fruzsina comment, “We don’t work on the Canary Wharf estate so it’s really important to have good transport links, and Canary Wharf certainly does. Thinking of near the future, living somewhere that is as well run as Canary Wharf puts our minds at rest. We’re really impressed with the amount of green space we’ll have right on our front doorstep, it’ll be perfect for strolling around in the evening and there’s plenty of places to grab a bite to eat.”
The creation of a brand-new residential district in Canary Wharf is a unique opportunity to live in one of the most desirable, safe and well-connected private Estates in Europe. Wood Wharf provides the very best of urban living, with open green spaces, vibrant new shops, bars and restaurants all bordered by water.
Residents at 10 Park Drive are at the centre of this new community and close to a wide array of art and events, many of which are free as well as five retail malls. With the opening of the Elizabeth Line imminent, those working nearby will be perfectly placed for a quick commute.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has overseen the largest urban regeneration project in Europe and is a fully integrated private real estate company that develops, manages and currently owns approximately 8.5 million square feet of office space, 1 million square feet of retail and 327 Build to Rent units.
The company’s current £3.8 billion development pipeline is composed of 1.5 million square feet of office/retail properties, and over 3,000 new homes: for sale, for rent, intermediate and affordable.
Canary Wharf Group is an industry leader in sustainability including purchasing 100% renewable electricity for the Estate since 2012 and zero waste going to landfill from the managed Estate since 2009.
About Stanton Williams
Stanton Williams is a Stirling Prize-winning architectural practice, renowned for its ability to transgress building typologies to place the human experience at the forefront of the agenda. Having developed its portfolio from an initial focus on museums and galleries towards a wide variety of civic buildings, the practice has successfully completed over 350 projects, winning more than 150 awards, including the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for the Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge.
Creating places that engage the senses and sympathetically respond to cultural, social and physical context remains at the heart of the practice’s work. Having recently completed the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Opera House ‘Open Up’ transformation, Stanton Williams is currently working on the new Museum of London at West Smithfield, a major educational project for UCL East Marshgate and the new Clermont-Ferrand Metropolitan Library in France.