Spanning more than 300 metres along the north dock, Crossrail Place comprises four levels of retail, restaurants, and leisure facilities in addition to a densely planted rooftop park designed by landscape architect, Gillespies.
A timber lattice rooftop provides a warm, natural counterpoint to the glass and steel towers of Canary Wharf. Seating and pavilions are interspersed throughout, creating an oasis in the city that can be enjoyed year-round.
Like the Crossrail transit station, the objective of Crossrail Place is to connect London from east to west. The building mediates between the residential neighbourhood of Poplar and the business district of Canary Wharf, signifying the role of infrastructure as the glue that ties a city together.