Sir George was presented with the award at the New London Architecture Annual Lunch, in the Guildhall, on Friday 26 November.
Sir George, Chairman of Canary Wharf Group said: “I am humbled to have been named as “New Londoner of the Year” by New London Architecture.”
“I strongly believe that the best days of London lie ahead. Our city will adapt to all the current challenges including Covid and Brexit and emerge better and stronger.”
“I am proud to have played my small part in the development of London over the last 35 years and to be counted among the ranks of those who believe in a greener, more successful future for our great city.”
The New Londoner of the Year award is presented to an individual recognised by NLA for their huge and ongoing contribution to the built environment industry.
Peter Murray of New London Architecture said: “Sir George has helped develop more than 20 million square feet of office space, more than 300 shops, bars, restaurants and amenities, 20 acres of gardens and other outdoor space, and 3,600 homes. The statistics are impressive.”
“But the most important reason for the award is the impact George and Canary Wharf have had on London’s economy and global positioning. Providing the space for international business and jobs for local people.”
“Canary Wharf supports nearly 400,000 jobs in the UK, 150,000 of them in the Isle of Dogs cluster – making up over half of all the job in tower Hamlets.”
“Without the space and amenities that Canary Wharf has provided over the last thirty years or so, a lot of international businesses, which are so important to the London’s and the UK’s economy, would have gone elsewhere.”
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