Marking the gateway to Canary Wharf, this new office development provides flexible, leading-edge commercial facilities and enhances the public realm
This 26-storey building offers 700,000 sf of commercial office space on one of the last remaining commercial sites on the Canary Wharf Estate. The tower’s iconic sweeping façade form is informed by its context and the way the building functions internally. Although the building is designed as a multi-tenant building, the design team worked closely with a primary tenant in establishing their brief and incorporating their specific requirements into the final building design.
The building features large trading floor plates that puncture the curved east façade, allowing the main office floors to ‘pull back’ from the busier street below. The roof directly above the trading floors, and at the base of both the sweeping west façade and stacked atriums behind, has been designed as an open green space for the building's occupiers. Views from the terrace and multiple internal balconies within the atriums have been located to maximize views over the River Thames and across the City of London. A pedestrian promenade to the south is included as part of a high-grade external public realm, complete with planters, green wall, retail kiosks, and sunken seating areas along the water’s edge.