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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:23 PM   #1021
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Liverpool One is incredibly successful and demonstrates how a modern, large-scale development can be properly integrated with the existing urban fabric. The only bit I don't like about Liverpool One is oddly enough the bit most like Rodgers plan (the multi-level outdoor mall).
In Liverpool you honestly can't tell where L1 ends and the existing city begins, it's simply brilliant.

I like the new design for two key reasons:

The street works as a natural extension to the jubilee park, leading people to the tube and DLR. This integrates the develolment and softens the transition into Canary Wharf which is very harsh and inward looking in places.

Additionally, the smaller buildings will do well to attract smaller tennants to help diversify the working population to the finance-dominated wharf. The high street design also looks more 'British' which should again aid with the urban intergration.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:47 PM   #1022
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Canary Wharf is set to double in size and become family friendly

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Canary Wharf, the heart of London’s Docklands, is making a healthy return to the market with a dozen major schemes planned to its northern and eastern reaches. The expansion will create a new skyline of even towers and will double Canary Wharf’s working population by 2025.

On the back of the Crossrail link coming on line in 2017/18, which will join Canary Wharf to the west of London, and to Heathrow, forecasters say the area is set to mature into a major new residential location.

Home buyers might be playing a waiting game after the financial crisis caused up to 30 per cent to be wiped off the value of some developments bought off-plan, but analysts say square-foot values in Canary Wharf could rise by a third to about £800 or even £1,000 — which would still be good value compared with central London.

Canary Wharf’s housing market has been quietly readjusting since the dark days following the collapse of Lehman Brothers. With the arrival of JP Morgan and Shell the local working population passed 100,000 for the first time last year, with the area now accommodating more bankers than the City of London.

And whereas the original Canary Wharf estate was geared towards giant office buildings for banks and financial services companies, the future development pipeline — more than nine million sq ft of space, the largest construction programme in London — has a far larger residential element.

Families have largely avoided the area due to a lack of good-size houses with gardens, while others think so much new build can be soulless. But the next generation of development will be much more mixed.

Twenty-acre Wood Wharf is the most notable of these big new projects. To be built over 10 years, it will have 2,000 homes in four new waterfront neighbourhoods, two parks, the area’s first school and a new high street linking Canary Wharf to Isle of Dogs.

“Canary Wharf is more than a global financial centre, it is an exciting cultural and lifestyle district which is helping shift the capital’s centre of gravity eastwards,” says architect Terry Farrell, Wood Wharf masterplanner.

Two decades after arriving on the map as a business district, the area is finally maturing into an attractive residential address, with good local amenities and transport.

The Jubilee line provides quick connections to the West End and South Bank. And although Crossrail will give quick access to Heathrow, bankers and lawyers can now fly direct to New York on British Airways business-class flights from London City Airport, just around the river bend from Canary Wharf.

Despite shrinking bonuses, this pocket of E14 is London’s highest- paying postcode, with an average male salary in excess of £100,000, giving developers the confidence to build designer apartments and crashpads.

As elsewhere in London, Isle of Dogs has a number of micro markets, of which Canary Wharf is one. The latter is a 97-acre enclave, with its own “ring of steel” (private security cordon) enclosing office and retail space, including four shopping malls and numerous bars and restaurants.

There are relatively few homes within this distinct commercial quarter but hundreds within the “halo” — a 10-minute walk of the dealing rooms. This extended zone is the most sought-after, boasting walk-to-work convenience and the best of the older and new apartment schemes.

Coming soon is Dollar Bay, a 31-storey residential tower at West India Dock. This will have 121 waterside apartments with glazed winter gardens for year-round use and unrestricted views west and east. At the top of the building is a 6,000 sq ft triplex penthouse with sky garden.

Plans have been submitted for the UK’s second tallest tower on the site of the City Pride pub at Westferry Circus. Chalegrove Properties wants to build a 75-storey block with 864 flats, while developer Galliard has snapped up Baltimore Wharf, on a prime plot where the doomed London Arena once stood. Next to Crossharbour DLR station, it is another architectural treat for Docklands, a design by Skidmore Owens Merrill, a Chicago-based firm whose speciality is slick skyscrapers. The first phase of 473 apartments is complete. The next is 46-storey Crossharbour Tower, a “twisting” structure with 330 flats and spectacular penthouses.

Millharbour, across the dock, used to be occupied by low-rise business estates built in the early Eighties, another example of how the development scene has changed. Lincoln Plaza, one of the new residential towers soon to rise on this land, has 380 flats available now off-plan.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 01:28 AM   #1023
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Can you explain me what are we going to get? I'mho canary wharf is the best skyscraper cluster in the EU and I'd like to see it grow
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Old January 24th, 2013, 12:41 PM   #1024
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Sales based article but promotes the projects which is good.

Surprised about the mention of Baltimore Wharf!
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Old January 24th, 2013, 01:54 PM   #1025
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Herzog & de Meuron to design super-tall resi-tower at Canary Wharf

From: www.architectsjournal.co.uk

Herzog & de Meuron is to design a new tower at Canary Wharf which is set to become one of the capital’s tallest residential buildings


The Canary Wharf Group has appointed the Swiss practice to work alongside Allies and Morrison and Stanton Williams on the first phase of the high-profile Docklands scheme.

The eight hectare redevelopment is masterplanned by Farrell and Partners who replaced Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners after Canary Wharf Group won full rights to develop the land last year.

Herzog & de Meuron, which according to sources was picked from an impressive field of hopefuls, is designing an apartment tower on the riverside site’s south westerly corner.

Eleswhere on the plot in east London, Allies and Morrison is to draw up plans for two office buildings which will both include retail on the ground and first floors. Stanton Williams will design three new residential buildings around a communal courtyard at the western end of Wood Wharf.

Herzog & de Meuron Senior Partner Ascan Mergenthaler said: ‘The new Wood Wharf Tower will mediate between the city and the individual, public and private and will inject a new component of daily residential life into the evolving mixed-use Canary Wharf district.

‘It will be both a symbol and the heart of the new Wood Wharf urban quarter, an extension of a dynamic global community and the start of a new vibrant neighbourhood.’

Allies and Morrison partner Graham Morrison said: ‘We are very pleased to have been appointed to such an impressive team on this key London site. The office and public realm content of the scheme offer an opportunity for us to develop our experience in the commercial sector to further explore our interest in creating places which are both financially and socially successful.’

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.’

The first phase is planned to start on site next year.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #1026
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Do we know which plot they are talking about? Is where a gated park is at the moment? How tall can a super tall in wood wharf be? Not very tall, I'd guess. Anyway, the area starts buzzing!
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #1027
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I am confused. What's this one? Old stuff?

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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:06 PM   #1028
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They were by Wilkinson Eyre.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #1029
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Really looking forward to the master plan now I suspect it will be published soon.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #1030
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I am confused. What's this one? Old stuff?

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Pretty sure it's new.

Well it's new to me anyway.

That tower looks about 230m.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 02:22 AM   #1031
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Pretty sure it's new.

Well it's new to me anyway.

That tower looks about 230m.
The rendering seems to conform to the new Masterplan. The old one had all those islands sticking out with tall thin towers.

The residential in the new one consists of big urban blocks and internal gardens, with varying heights.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 10:41 PM   #1032
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I much prefer the original/previous master-plan for Wood Wharf. I would like to see Wood Wharf as a continuation of Canary Wharf - that is primarily as a commercial, office and retail development with large floor plate very high rise office buildings and low level/underground retail malls (I don’t like the “High St” concept it is very out-dated). I think “mixed use” is just a term used when the planners and, dare I say, architects have no vision or bold ideas so just go with the “easy” option of trying to please everyone. Unfortunately because of the compromises that are invariably made, mixed use schemes often end up pleasing no one.
There is more than enough residential planned and under construction in the area immediately surrounding Canary Wharf. The last thing Canary Wharf needs is residents who live there but commute to work outside of the area. CW needs more workers as this in turn increases the people who will want to live locally and both workers and residents are what will give the area the economic activity that local small businesses need.
Too much attention is given to the perceived lack of atmosphere or street life around Canary Wharf – the so called soullessness. In this regard Canary Wharf should not be compared to other parts of London. Canary Wharf is like no other part of London and has its own style and vibrancy. The vibe or “buzz” is there, and can be felt in places like Reuters Plaza with the ticker tape or the waterside bars and cafes, it is just different to other parts of London. Canary Wharf is about finance and money and international trade, if you want to party go to the West End, if you want to do business go to Canary Wharf.
Having said that I think Wood Wharf offers an opportunity for Canary Wharf to create some truly iconic architecture and I would like to see one or two large “centre piece” office blocks with a style statement like the Shard or the Gherkin. I would also like to see Canary Wharf recapture the tallest building trophy with one of the blocks for Wood Wharf. An opportunity like Wood Wharf does not come along very often so I hope they make the most of it and give us some magnificent tall (and large) buildings – and no residential, especially cheap social housing - TH has more than its fare share of cheap SH already!
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Old January 27th, 2013, 12:12 PM   #1033
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Man I couldn't disagree with your whole post more.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #1034
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The original masterplan was essentially a replication of canary wharf itself. A limited number of massive office towers looming over a windswept central square. The new plan actually attempts to create a nice place to be - there's even an attempt to create that which has long been lost in modern developments - A STREET! SWEET JESUS.. as long as there is 2 or 3 towers of reasonable height to connect wood wharf visually with canary then I'm happy
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Old January 27th, 2013, 07:50 PM   #1035
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The street works as a natural extension to the jubilee park, leading people to the tube and DLR. This integrates the develolment and softens the transition into Canary Wharf which is very harsh and inward looking in places.
One of the saddest things about so much of London development in the last few decades is the ring-fencing of large plots of land with sometimes at best begrudging access if your're lucky.

There does seem to be a realisation that the people you're trying to attract into your development also are inconvenienced by the lack of porosity with the surrounding area. Anything that gets away from the 'gated development' mentality is better in my books. A city which is segmented into a load of walled-off enclaves is a depressing one. Sure there are a load of bad people doing the rounds, but you have to have a shred of optimism about society and the future, otherwise we might as well just all start arming ourselves!
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Old February 5th, 2013, 02:03 PM   #1036
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Great news:
starchitects' picked for Wood Wharf skyscraper:

Superstar architects Herzog and de Meuron have been appointed to design one of the highest residential towers in the capital.

The team behind Tate Modern and the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing is among three prestigious practices picked to develop Wood Wharf.

The work of the Swiss "starchitects" features a signature "stacking" style, dubbed Jenga building.

This terraced "village in the sky" concept is a feature of their latest Manhattan skyscraper (pictured). It has encouraged speculation of a similar striking design for the prominent residential tower on the south west corner of the east London site.

Canary Wharf Group, which chose the practice for the tower, said: "It will set a new benchmark for high rise residential design in London and signal the group's ambition for creating a new and exciting mixed use creative district at Wood Wharf. It will offer superb 360 degree views of London in what will be one of the capital's tallest residential buildings."

Senior partner at Herzog & de Meuron Ascan Mergenthaler said: "The new Wood Wharf Tower will mediate between the city and the individual, public and private and will inject a new component of daily residential life into the evolving mixed-use Canary Wharf district.

"It will be both a symbol and the heart of the new Wood Wharf urban quarter, an extension of a dynamic global community and the start of a new vibrant neighbourhood."

Jacques Herzog, who has partnered with Pierre de Meuron since 1978 has compared his work to that of Andy Warhol in the past.

He said: "Warhol used common pop images to say something new. That is exactly what we are interested in: to use well known forms and materials in a new way so that they become alive again."

The original, more corporate, overview for Wood Wharf was scrapped to encourage companies in growth sectors in media, technology and telecoms under the overview of Sir Terry Farrell who will draw up the masterplan.

An outline planning permission is expected to be submitted in spring for a scheme that will be developed over the next decade, with work beginning in 2014.

Hailing the appointment of "some of the best architectural talent in the world" Robert Maguire, Wood Wharf project director said: "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."

Allies and Morrison will design two office buildings on either side of the sites new proposed High Street, which will form a link with Canary Wharf.

Stanton Williams with design three new residential buildings around a green and communal courtyard.

http://www.wharf.co.uk/2013/02/starc...or-wood-w.html
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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #1037
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Wow, exellent news!
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Old February 7th, 2013, 02:01 AM   #1039
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Excellent. proffessionals. how tall will it be do we think?
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