A new signature landmark for Canary Wharf has finally reached its peak.
One Park Drive, designed by superstar Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, has topped out at 215m, the tallest building in Canary Wharf’s new Wood Wharf district. It is four times higher than Nelson’s Column.
The development, with its distinctive geometric façade, is home to 483 apartments and is set to complete in 2020.
Brian De’ath, Director of Residential Sales at Canary Wharf Group, said: “The development is set to become a new icon of the London skyline. It is an incredibly impressive structure and a real contrast to the traditional skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.”
Wood Wharf is a new 23 acre neighbourhood within the Canary Wharf estate, formed from reclaimed land. It will feature up to 3,600 new apartments, 350,000 sq ft of shops and restaurants, two million sq ft of office space, a new NHS doctor’s surgery and a primary school.
Docklands residents will benefit from a year-round programme of arts, music, sport and events, many of which will be free.
Wood Wharf represents Canary Wharf Group’s move away from traditional business district skyscrapers to reflect its embrace of the live-work culture of a new generation of flexible digital start-ups.