Middle Dock

Canary Wharf is bringing forward proposals to reimagine the public spaces and waterways across the Canary Wharf Estate in partnership with the Eden Project

The aim for the partnership is for the Canary Wharf estate to become a global example of best practice and innovation on biodiversity in a dense urban environment, living and working in harmony with nature. The project will introduce new public spaces, extensive planting, biodiversity initiatives and water activation to enhance the way people experience the Estate.

Proposals for Middle Dock

The first step towards our wider ambition is the transformation of Middle Dock through the creation of a green spine through the centre of the Estate with additional green public realm, parks and gardens, waterside access and performance spaces. The proposals animate the docks with new spaces for arts and culture, and for water sports such as paddle-boarding, open water swimming and kayaking.
We are currently in the process of preparing a planning application for Middle Dock with the aim of submitting this to Tower Hamlets Council this summer.
Initial proposals include:
  • Extensive planting to boost biodiversity on the Estate
  • New raised platform over the Dock creating a new public space and performance space
  • Utilising the Dock for leisure by making it possible for swimming and water sports
  • Floating boardwalks and gardens that will provide greater opportunities to engage with the water
  • New bridges that will improve access and connections between the north and south sides of the Dock
  • New trees, planting and biodiversity initiatives
  • Seating areas around the edges of the Dock which will allow the community to interact with the water
canary wharf planning north quay

Consultation on the proposals

It is important to us that our proposals benefit the communities around Canary Wharf. We are keen to hear the views of people who are living or working at, or near to, Canary Wharf, as well as those who frequently visit the area.

The consultation period was from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May 2022 and has now ended. Thank you to everyone who shared their views and completed our survey.

If you have any further questions, would like to sign up to our mailing list or would like to contact the team for any reason please email us at consultation@canarywharf.com

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