Monday 16 November 2020 – Media Release

NHBC Seal of Excellence for Canary Wharf Group’s One Park Drive Construction Team

The construction team at Canary Wharf Group’s landmark new building, One Park Drive, located in Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, have been awarded a much-coveted National House Building Council (NHBC) Seal of Excellence at this year’s Pride of the Job Awards. This major achievement is topped by the team also being named the overall winner for the London Region, meaning they’re now in the running for the National Award, rounding off a difficult year for construction with a real positive.

The NHBC’s Pride of the Job Awards recognise the very best site managers and their teams across the UK, as well as the quality buildings they are constructing. Under the awards umbrella, there is the opportunity for small, medium, multi-storey and large businesses to win Seals of Excellence and Regional Awards.

All site managers, if they are working on a site with NHBC warranty, are automatically entered into the awards, meaning that there were around 11,000 sites eligible for the Pride of the Job Awards this year. The Canary Warf Group’s One Park Drive team were whittled down to just 450, selected for their excellent standards on site and the quality of construction. Due to the current social distancing restriction, winners were announced virtually.

Mark Taylor, Operations Executive, Canary Wharf Group Contractors comments: “To be recognised with an NHBC Seal of Excellence and announced as London Regional winners is a great achievement for the team! A massive congratulations to the construction team at One Park Drive, Wood Wharf.”

Designed by Swiss architect Herzog & de Meuron, One Park Drive is one of the city’s most unique residential buildings with its distinctive geometric façade formed by three unique typologies, making for a real construction feat.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
E: pressoffice@canarywharf.com

Notes to Editors:

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has overseen the largest urban regeneration project in Europe and is a private real estate company that develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.5 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 500 Build to Rent apartments.

The company’s current £2.4 billion construction activity is composed of 500k square feet of commercial properties and over 1,750 new homes, for sale, for rent, intermediate and affordable. The development pipeline includes a further 4.8 million square feet of secured planning, with a further planning opportunity for North Quay of 2.5 million square feet.

CWG 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. By the end of 2020, CWG will be the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 10 million square feet of sustainably certified buildings.

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