Chanukah at Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is celebrating the Jewish Festival of Chanukah with a specially-installed Menorah in Jubilee Park this week.

Chanukah, also known as the festival of lights, sees the kindling of eight candles on the Menorah. A candle will be lit for each of the eight nights of the holiday.

The first candle was lit on 11 December with additional lights going up until Friday, 18 December.

Canary Wharf Group’s Danny Seliger encouraged the Jewish community in Canary Wharf and surrounding areas to come and view the display.

“Jubilee Park is an attractive setting for our Menorah. We are pleased to be able to provide a peaceful and beautiful spot away from the buzzing Canary Wharf retail malls for the local community to visit.”

In addition to the Jubilee Park Menorah, Clifford Chance is hosting a ‘Lunch and Learn’ programme at 10 Upper Bank Street on Tuesday afternoon, where for the first time elderly people from Schonfeld Square Residential Home will participate.

Candle lighting will also happen at Clifford Chance’s offices on Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th December, with members of the Jewish community from around Canary Wharf in attendance.

About Canary Wharf Group

CWG is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is focused on the design, construction, leasing and management of Grade A office space and high-quality retail and leisure facilities on its 97 acre Estate in East London.

Over the past 20 years CWG has regenerated derelict wharves into one of the world’s premier business districts, constructing over 15 million square feet of office and retail space – more than any other company in London.

Canary Wharf is home to many of the world’s leading business organisations, including in the professional services; media, law, energy, financial services and transport sectors. It is also home to over 200 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, including many of Britain’s leading brands.

The Estate includes 20 acres of landscaped parks and plazas. Canary Wharf hosts over 180 events a year and has one of the UK’s largest collections of public art.

As at 30 June 2009 the Canary Wharf Group investment portfolio was 97.7% let. The weighted average unexpired lease length was 16.9 years.

CWG was named one of the Sunday Times 60 Best Green Companies in the UK in 2009.

Canary Wharf is set for further expansion. In 2008, CWG signed agreements to commence work on the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station and to continue work on a new European Headquarters for J.P. Morgan. KPMG, State Street and Fitch Ratings open new office buildings on the Estate in 2009 and 2010, bringing thousands of new workers to Canary Wharf on a daily basis.