Sir George Iacobescu CBE, the Chairman of Canary Wharf Group, awarded Freedom of the Borough of Tower Hamlets – 25.10.21

Sir George Iacobescu CBE, the Chairman of Canary Wharf Group, has been awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Tower Hamlets in a ceremony at the Tower of London. The award of Freedom of the Borough of Tower Hamlets is a rare honour having been bestowed on only two occasions in the last 20 years.

It is reserved for those who have given a lifetime of exceptional service to the community. Sir George is one of the few business people to have ever been honoured in this way.

Sir George said: “Since the first days of Canary Wharf we have worked hard to make sure that local people get the benefits of the regeneration and development.”

“To receive the Freedom of the Borough is a great honour and reflects the very strong link between Canary Wharf and our community.”

“I am particularly honoured to be in the company of four extraordinary people who have given a lifetime of service to the local community.”

Sir George was honoured alongside former Member of Parliament Jim Fitzpatrick, community campaigners Sister Christine Frost and Sufia Alam, and former Mayor of the Borough and Chairman of the Council of Mosques Abdul Aziz Sardar.

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Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.7 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 1,000 Build to Rent apartments.

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 11 million square feet of sustainable certified buildings. CWG also excels operationally having purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live/work/play on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme.

Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.
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