Canary Wharf Group has revealed plans for a 3.8 million sq ft (383,000 square metre) development on the North Quay site at Canary Wharf, immediately adjacent to the new Elizabeth line (Crossrail) station.
The proposal will create a vibrant mixed-use district and accommodate up to 2.5 million sq ft (232,000 square metres) of commercial office space and up to 1.6 million sq ft (149,000 square metres) of residential space, within a flexible framework to suit the future demands of London.
Master-planned by leading architects Allies and Morrison, these proposals have been submitted to the local planning authority, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
North Quay is the largest site remaining at Canary Wharf that is still undeveloped and is one of the largest development sites in London. New public realm in the form of streets and squares will be at the heart of the scheme, creating connections between Canary Wharf and South Poplar and integrating with the key transport hubs of the Elizabeth line and DLR.
Previously inaccessible dockside will form the backbone of the design, providing a 250-metre-long east-west waterside promenade. The flexible framework will enable a campus of buildings with a mix of uses, integrated with ground level amenities, retail and open space providing a vibrant, urban feel.
Sir George Iacobescu CBE, executive chairman of Canary Wharf Group, said: “North Quay is a unique location and one of the largest single development sites in London. Our plans offer a great new place to work and to live, with extensive public realm, high-quality retail and new connections, next to a brand-new railway station.
“This will be a fantastic addition to the Canary Wharf estate and offer an exceptional environment for a range of occupiers and sectors, including health and life sciences, technology, media, financial or business services organisations.
“In a dynamic and unpredictable world, the extensive flexibility in this plan will enable us to respond quickly to market demand within a framework agreed with the local authority.”