Canary Wharf update as numerous towers rise

I recently looked at how Canary Wharf’s skyline will see some of the biggest changes in its history over the coming year.

Passing through again recently showed how more towers continue to make their presence known.

There’s three towers in close proximity to the east of the estate. Below we see two of those; an office block on the left, named 10 Bank Street and to the right a residential tower named Newfoundland.

A close-up of the cross-bracing on Newfoundland’s cladding:

Over to the east of the main estate a whole new district is emerging at the Wood Wharf site:

Numerous buildings are going up here:

Further south is Millharbour Village which totals 1,500 homes:

In coming months South Quay Plaza (215 metres tall) and the Wardian (187 metres) will make more of an appearance to fill out the skyline.

The next stage of growth will be to the north of estate, in the area between Canary Wharf Crossrail station and Poplar DLR station.

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    4 thoughts on “Canary Wharf update as numerous towers rise

    • On the ground its surprising how many 80s low rise still predominates along places like south quay. So much scope for more housing but should be actually affordable for your average admin worker not banker. Would lessen thousands travelling in on public transport.

      One thing the area badly needs to be a true city district is more culture. Music, theatre, museums and the like.

      • Music, theatre, museums and the like need to be funded by local councils, central government or philanthropists.

        Unfortunately there’s very little appetite for funding anything above bare minimum basic services from the first two, and philanthropy seems to be an archaic concept.

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    • It doesn’t seem so long ago that One Canada Square stood in splendid isolation and even quite recently, it was still distinguishable amongst the neighbouring towers. Now only its pyramid top marks it out from the forest of tower blocks.


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