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Cylindrical skyscraper first of five new buildings in Canary Wharf

7 January 2014 No Comment

Plans for a cylindrical skyscraper to be built in Canary Wharf have been revealed, according to dezeen.com.

The tower is set to be the first of five buildings which are being constructed in the London area as part of a masterplan for Wood Wharf in London’s Docklands.

Panoramic picture of Canary Wharf view from Greenwich.

Construction would further add to Canary Wharf’s appeal

The residential tower has been designed by Swiss firm Herzog and de Meuron. The project, which will also be worked on by British firm Stanton Williams, will include 884 homes as well as 100 new shops, office space, restaurants and cafes. These new plans for the project are a revision of previous arrangements for the site which was being handled by firm Farrell and Partners’.

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Commenting on the plans, George Iacobescu, chairman and chief executive of Canary Wharf Group, told architectsjournal.co.uk:

“The revised masterplan will create a strong and complementary mix of uses, and provide new homes, offices and retail spaces set within a network of streets and public spaces, designed to support the social life of new residents, employees and the surrounding community.”

He also claimed that the construction would further add to Canary Wharf’s appeal, as well as meet the demand for homes and other facilities in the area.

The planning application for the project was submitted on Tuesday (December 10) to Tower Hamlets council for consideration.

Author: Samantha Bartlett    Date Written: 06 January 2014

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