Canary Wharf Group received outline planning permission in December 2014 for an exciting new development at the site formerly known as Wood Wharf. GIA assisted Canary Wharf Group to deliver the proposed outline development in connection with daylight, sunlight, overshadowing, light pollution and solar glare.
The proposed masterplan (designed by Allies and Morrison Architects) will transform a vast 13.6 hectare site that has been semi-derelict and underused for decades. In addition to up to 3,610 new homes, including affordable housing, the scheme will provide a variety of business and retail units, hotel, leisure and recreational facilities, a new primary school and a doctor’s surgery, as well as 3.6 hectares of interconnected public spaces, including a kilometre of dock-edge walkways.
The scheme will expand the Canary Wharf estate into a mixed use working and living urban district. Completion of the first phase of this development will follow the arrival of Crossrail in 2018, which will transform transport links across London.
The individual plot architects are now proceeding with the detailed design and GIA is providing ongoing consultancy so as to ensure the future occupants will enjoy maximised levels of daylight and sunlight.