Architects appointed for new Canary Wharf projects

WoodWharfA new development by Canary Wharf plc in London has appointed three architects to design its first six buildings. Allies and Morrison will create two new office buildings at Wood Wharf, Herzog &de Meuron have been commissioned to design a new residential tower and Stanton Williams will be responsible for the creation of three new residential blocks and a central courtyard. The overall mixed use scheme has been masterplanned by Terry Farrell and Partners.

The masterplan for the site was revealed at the end of last year and proposes a total gross internal area of 6.4m sq ft for the mixed use regeneration scheme, including 2.9m sq ft of offices, 3.1m sq ft of residential space, 290,600 sq ft of retail, and 86,100 sq ft of community and leisure facilities.Allies and Morrison will design two new office buildings within the site. Sitting on the western side of the development, the buildings will be linked to Canary Wharf and targeted at rapidly developing business sectors in London, including new media and technology.

As well as office space, the design brief calls for retail spaces on the ground and first floors of each of the two buildings. Herzog & de Meuron will design a new tall residential tower on the most south westerly while Stanton Williams will design three new residential buildings around a communal courtyard. Construction is expected to start next year with completion in 2017.