Wednesday 24 June 2015 – Media Release
Canary Wharf Group launches sales for apartments at 10 Park Drive, its first ever residential development
- Stunning new images of the Stanton Williams and Make Architects design revealed
- 345 elegantly designed apartments at 10 Park Drive built to the very highest standards offering uninterrupted views and access to private roof terrace
- UK buyers have the first opportunity to purchase the luxury homes
- Residences are part of Canary Wharf’s new phase, which includes 3,200 new homes plus shops, restaurants, parks and a school
Canary Wharf Group today officially announces the sales launch of its first apartments at prestigious new address 10 Park Drive, the Group’s first ever residential development on the Estate.
This exquisite building designed by award winning architects, Stanton Williams, will define sophisticated, stylish living in one of London’s most sought after locations. The new homes at 10 Park Drive will be available first to UK-based buyers when the 345 apartments go on sale on Thursday 9th July, with prices expected to start from £395,000.
The brand new residential address, 10 Park Drive, comprises a mid-rise 13 storey element which adjoins a 42 storey tower that embraces the uninterrupted views towards the south, east, and west including the O2, Canary Wharf’s public parks and the river.
The development, which will include 74 studios, 115 one-bedroom apartments, 141 two-bedroom apartments and 15 three-bedroom apartments, is anticipated to complete in 2019.
Stirling Prize winning architectural practice, Stanton Williams, has designed the buildings to maximise the light and beautiful views at every juncture, all the apartments come with a balcony or terrace. To help residents unwind, they will have access to a secluded ‘oasis in the city’ – a beautiful private sky terrace, which will provide an uninterrupted southern exposure throughout the year.
Award winning interiors firm, Make Architects, has ensured the lobby and apartments are unique in appearance, yet exquisite in design and quality. A calm, uplifting colour scheme will be married with flexible design allowing residents to open up their spaces or live in separate, private areas by incorporating sliding doors and functional partitions. The open plan kitchens and high-quality integrated bathrooms offer elegant and smart solutions to practical problems such as fitting demisters behind the mirrors so the shower doesn’t steam up the room.
Residents in Canary Wharf will also become members of a stunning new health and fitness club, which will include a swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym and exercise area, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a studio for regular pilates, stretch, yoga and related fitness classes.
The new residential address, 10 Park Drive, is a cornerstone in the future development of 3,200 homes, on the Canary Wharf Estate, a quarter of which will be affordable with the capacity in the future to build a further 400 new homes. 10 Park Drive will be at the heart of a dynamic social, cultural and business centre, which will include premium offices, world-class shops and restaurants, a school, doctors surgery and stunning open spaces, including the roof garden at Crossrail Place. With the arrival of the Crossrail station in 2018, 10 Park Drive will also be incredibly well connected, being within 13 minutes of Bond Street and moments from London’s international airports and train services to Europe.
Camille Waxer, Chief Administrative Officer of Canary Wharf Group said: “Our forthcoming new residential address, 10 Park Drive, will add an exciting level of dynamism and energy to the Canary Wharf Estate, illustrating the strength of our culture, and complementing our established, yet diverse lifestyle offering. Canary Wharf is home to some of London’s most desirable shops, roof gardens and has a rich heritage of arts and events, which will not only provide a robust programme of activity within a secure environment, but will serve our new and future residents with probably the best transport links and waterside living in the Capital, with exquisite views of London.”
Commenting on the homes, Paul Williams, Founding Director, Stanton Williams said: “Canary Wharf is unquestionably a highly desirable place to live. It’s dynamic, by the water and there’s the convenience of living and working in the same place. When designing the building, we wanted to promote a sense of wellbeing and create an environment that will enhance the quality of residents’ lives, and have therefore focused on creating a sequence of calm, uplifting and inviting spaces. The combination of a vibrant community, great apartments, wonderful social spaces and gardens, and generous views are hard to find anywhere else in London.”
Katy Ghahremani, Director at Make Architects added:“We are extremely proud to be involved in Canary Wharf’s first residential development. Canary Wharf has taken a thoughtful approach to how 10 Park Drive will create a truly mixed-use community and we are delighted to be a part of it.”
For more information about the new homes visit canarywharf.com/residential or contact the sales team at Canary Wharf Residential on +44(0)20 7001 3800 or visit the sales and Marketing Suite in Jubilee Place Mall, Canary Wharf.
Construction work on the site began this year and the first phase is expected to complete in 2019.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group
T: 020 7418 2326
Clementine Stopford/Natalie Godsell
T: +44 (0)20 7592 1200
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Canary Wharf Group plc
Canary Wharf Group plc is an iconic London real estate business which has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe. We design, build and manage a unique set of assets to serve local and international companies, renowned retailers and some of the UK’s most exciting technology start-ups.
Our vision is to create truly great places where people want to work, live and relax. Over the past 25 years we have developed 16 million square feet of London’s disused docklands into one of the world’s foremost business districts, with more than 11 million square feet to come. Canary Wharf is home to the global and regional headquarters of leading names in law, banking, financial and professional services, media and technology.
The Canary Wharf Estate is fast evolving into one of London’s most exciting hubs. Alongside high quality offices for established companies, the Estate is a major retail destination that includes five shopping malls, including the new leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. The Estate is also home to Level39, Europe’s most influential financial technology accelerator, and the Cognicity smart cities technology initiative.
The Group’s world-class, year-round arts and events programme offers over 100 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate. Winner of the 2010 Christie’s Award for Best Corporate Art Collection and Programme at the International Art and Work Awards, Canary Wharf Group showcases over 65 pieces of permanent art throughout the Estate, designed and created by more than 50 artists and craftsmen. A regular exhibition programme in the Lobby of One Canada Square and Jubilee Park further adds to the Estate’s comprehensive cultural and creative offering.
We employ over 1000 people and there is a working population at Canary Wharf of 112,000 people. The arrival of Crossrail trains in 2018 will strengthen the resilience of the existing transport infrastructure, doubling capacity and cutting journey times into central London and further afield. It will take 39 minutes to get to Heathrow airport, while City airport is just 10 minutes away.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority, two of the world’s largest commercial real estate and fund companies. The Group was acquired in March 2015 and as part of this process, Songbird, the former majority owner of Canary Wharf Group, delisted from the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market.
The Canary Wharf Group board of directors consists of ten directors; two executive directors, and four non-executive directors from Brookfield and QIA respectively.
About Stanton Williams
Stanton Williams is a multi-award winning architectural design practice based in London. The studio was founded by Alan Stanton and Paul Williams in 1985 and has a team of 90 people with five directors, two associate directors and nine associates. Stanton Williams has successfully completed over 350 architectural, urban design, master-planning, exhibition and interior design projects, winning more than 90 international and regional awards, including the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for the Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge. Alan Stanton and Paul Williams were each awarded an OBE in recognition of their services to architecture in 2014.
About Make Architects
Make is an award-winning international architectural practice with a reputation for challenging convention and pursuing design excellence. Since opening in 2004, MAKE has worked on over 1,000 projects worldwide covering a wide range of sectors in four studios across three continents and have completed 40 buildings, achieved 91 planning consents and realised seven masterplans. MAKE’s work is inspired by a singular purpose; to design the best buildings, places and spaces in the world.