Tuesday 04 February 2020 – Media Release
Open Doors: Get Into Construction at Canary Wharf
This March Canary Wharf Group’s construction arm, Canary Wharf Contractors will once again take part in Open Doors, a unique opportunity for the public to see behind the scenes at major live construction sites.
The visits offer a chance for guests to not only gain an insight into the projects but to learn more about the construction industry, the diverse range of skills and professions needed in the industry and associated career paths by speaking with the project teams.
Two iconic London projects, the Newfoundland building and the Wood Wharf development, will be taking part in the programme; with Newfoundland hosting a visit on Thursday 19 March 2:30 – 4:30pm and Wood Wharf hosting a visit on Saturday 21 March 10am – 12pm and another at 1 – 3pm.
Newfoundland, which sees its first residents move in this summer, is a striking new addition to Canary Wharf skyline. A residential tower, compromising of 636 apartments arranged over f 58 floors and located at the western end of the Canary Wharf estate. Designed by renowned architects Horden Cherry and structural engineers WSP, Newfoundland’s striking appearance stems from its transparent diagrid structure, also notably used in another famous London landmark, “The Gherkin”.
Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf’s new district, has been designed to provide a new residential led, mixed use, waterside community defined by the quality of its public spaces, the diversity of its land uses and activities, and its exemplary architecture. Stretched over 23 acres, the masterplan, designed by Allies and Morrison Architects, creates a strong and complementary mix of uses, providing up to 3,600 new homes, nearly 2 million sq. ft. of high-quality commercial office space, and a further 350,000 sq. ft. of shops, restaurants and community uses.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.
Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, will provide up to 3,600 new homes, 2m sq ft of office space, 350,000 sq ft of retail space and over eight acres of public spaces, squares and parks. There will also be a GP surgery and a two-form primary school for 420 children.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.