Canary Wharf Group plc has appointed architects Herzog & de Meuron, Allies and Morrison and Stanton Williams to design the first phase of new buildings at the Wood Wharf development, one of Central London’s most prestigious waterfront sites, adjacent to Canary Wharf.
Stanton Williams will design three new residential buildings around a communal courtyard, waterways and green space at the western end of Wood Wharf. These will include views onto the surrounding water, which is intended to be animated with events, retail and leisure activity. The buildings will be designed to the highest specifications and accentuate sunlight penetration from the south. They will be linked to Canary Wharf and the buzzing Wood Wharf High Street by pedestrian footpaths over the water.
Robert Maguire, Project Director for Wood Wharf at Canary Wharf Group said: “We are very pleased to welcome Herzog & de Meuron, Allies and Morrison and Stanton Williams on to the Wood Wharf design team, which now comprises some of the best architectural talent in the world.
“This is one of London’s most exciting waterfront developments. It will be an evolution of Canary Wharf, helping to meet the needs of London’s growing business sectors, in particular technology and new media firms, and provide another large step forward for the regeneration of East London.”
Paul Williams, Director at Stanton Williams said: "We are delighted to continue our relationship with the Canary Wharf Group to design some of the first residential buildings at Wood Wharf. We look forward to working with the wider design team on the creation of exciting new living environments for this exceptional site."